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Milo Of Croton - T-Nation History

Ok everyone please take a seat grade 2 history is now about to take place. Student X, put your food away please. I know your hungry. Pushharder, untie Christine and little OG. Yes you can keep playing whatever your doing at lunchtime. DB! Away from the turtles for gods sake!!

Ok today we’re talking about the famous wrestler Milo of Croton

One of the most legendary athletes in the ancient world, Milo of Croton, wore the victor’s crown at Olympia no less than six times. Born in southern Italy, where Greece had many colonies, Milo won the boys’ wrestling contest in 540 BCE. He was a very impressive athlete as he was eating 8 kg meat each day!

He returned eight years later to win the first of five consecutive wrestling titles, a feat that seems incredible by modern standards. Rarely do modern-day Olympians compete in more than two or three Olympiads over the course of a career. Much like the boxer George Foreman, Milo resisted retirement: By the time of the 67th Olympiad in 512 BCE, Milo was probably forty or more years old but he competed anyhow. The challenger won not by overpowering Milo, but by avoiding the older wrestler and wearing him out.

Sorry Cowboy what was that? No they didn’t have spanking in the olympics back then?? No, spanking will never be an olympic sport.

Dirty little man…

Now, According to our ancient sources, Milo enjoyed showing off his unrivaled strength. For instance, he would clasp a pomegranate in his hand and have others try to take it away from him. Even though he was holding it so tightly that no one could remove it, he never damaged the fruit. Sometimes, he would stand on a greased iron disk and challenge others to push him off of it. Another of his favorite exhibitions was tying a cord around his forehead, holding his breath, and breaking the cord with his bulging forehead veins. Other times, the wrestler would stand with his right arm at his side, his elbow against him, and hold out his hand with thumb pointed upwards and fingers spread. No one could successfully bend even his little finger.

and the most famous

Dwarf stop drawing on the desk please? Thankyou

and the most famous

Training each day between Olympic games with a live calf on his back. By the time of the games, he was lifting a 4 year old animal several times each day.

Yes Mak, that is strong.
Yes Mak, we heard you the first time.


Milo excelled even in warfare. When a neighboring town attacked Kroton, Milo entered the battle wearing his Olympic crowns and dressed like Herakles, in lion’s skin and brandishing a club, and led his fellow citizens to victory.

A follower of the famous philosopher Pythagoras, Milo once saved his friends. It happened that the roof of the hall where the Pythagoreans were meeting began to collapse. Milo stood and supported the central pillar until the others escaped to safety and then dashed out, saving himself.

Livefromthe781! Nobody wants to see your central pillar!

In the end, however, all of this fame and strength did not save Milo from a less than glorious death. Milo was wandering through the forest when he found an old tree trunk with wedges inserted into it. In an attempt to test his strength, Milo placed his hands and, perhaps his feet, into the cleft of the trunk and tried to split apart the wood. He succeeded in loosening the wedges, which fell out, but the trunk closed on his hands, trapping him. There, according to the tale, he fell prey to wild beasts.

Ok class, any questions?

No i don’t know what his bodyfat was.
Um no Klip. No Ghana bitches.
What?! Honestly guys, I know this is the second grade but i think your a little obsessed with the pooper

Anybody else?

Ok class dismissed!


there are some fucking serious losers on this board.

What the fuck in a fucking fuck?

I thought that was good.

I never get mentioned in any of these stalker threads. I’m so not cool.

Hey, sorry I’m late. Did I miss anything?


[quote]LankyMofo wrote:
I never get mentioned in any of these stalker threads. I’m so not cool.[/quote]

i thought i told you your thread was coming for chrissake!

[quote]FightinIrish26 wrote:


hahaha! OP it is very busy in your head =)

I like it


Wild beasts 1, freaky ancient legendary strongman, 0.

The takeaway?

Bring an axe into the forest next time. The right tool for the job.

Entertaining :slight_smile:

this isn’t even funny, or interesting

I liked it.

The world need not be such a serious place :slight_smile:

Milo as sculpted by Pierre Puget in 1671 - 1682.

I love inside jokes.

I hope one day to be a part of one.

Is that a Lion tossing his salad ?

[quote]WS4JB wrote:
I love inside jokes.

I hope one day to be a part of one.[/quote]

Fan of The Office?