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  • Greek Dolichos (Race)Greek Dolichos (Race)
    The dolichos was an ancient Greek footrace held at the Olympic Games. It was an endurance race of 18-24 laps on the stadion – about 3 miles.
  • Historical Strongmen and WeightliftersHistorical Strongmen and Weightlifters
    Health and Fitness History's list of the most historical strongmen and weightlifters, including Milo of Croton and Theagenes of Thasos.
  • Ancient Isthmian GamesAncient Isthmian Games
    The ancient Isthmian Games were a series of athletic festivals held in honor of Poseidon, the Greek mythological deity of the sea.
  • Greek Stadion (Race)Greek Stadion (Race)
    The Greek stadion was a highly celebrated footrace and the first event to be held at the ancient Olympic Games.
  • German Ringen (Grappling)German Ringen (Grappling)
    Geselliges Ringen was a medieval German recreational sport, while Kampfringen was a self-defense system akin to MMA.
  • Ancient Aztec NutritionAncient Aztec Nutrition
    Ancient Aztec nutrition revolved heavily around corn and maize, complimented with vegetables and a lot of salt and chili pepper. Insects, too.
  • Irish Coraíocht (Collar and Elbow)Irish Coraíocht (Collar and Elbow)
    Coraíocht, commonly referred to as "Collar and Elbow," was a grappling sport practiced throughout Ireland for over a millennium.
  • Japanese Kemari (Medieval Hacky Sack)Japanese Kemari (Medieval Hacky Sack)
    Kemari was a Japanese keep-up game from the Middle Ages. Players cooperated to keep a ball airborne, often purposefully kicking it into trees. Learn more.