Spyridon Louis

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About Spyridon Louis
Spyridon ("Spyros") Louis (Greek: Σπυρίδων "Σπύρος" Λούης, sometimes transliterated Loues; January 12, 1873 – March 26, 1940) was a Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day Olympic marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics, thereby becoming a national hero. Louis was born in the town of Marousi, which is now a suburb to the north of Athens, into a poor farmer's family. Louis's father sold mineral water in Athens, at the time lacking a central water supply, and his son helped him by transporting it.

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1. Spyridon Louis 14025
2. Piros Dimas 3062
3. N. Kaklamanakis 224
4. K. Kenteris 206
5. Hrysopiyi Devetzi 163
6. Periklís Iakovákis 161
7. Lambros Papakostas 155
8. Ekaterini Thanou 153
9. Mixalis Zambidis 152
10. Fani Chalkia 151

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22. Hamid Hasan 16135
23. Nadia Comăneci 15045
24. Anderson Silva 15000
25. Francis Obikwelu 14987
26. Spyridon Louis 14025
27. Hadi Saei 13687
28. Vishvanathan Anand 13141
29. Steve Backley 11838
30. Gholamreza Takhti 10894

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