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Sokratis Lagoudakis

Full name: Sokratis Lagoudakis
Original name: Σωκράτης Λαγουδάκης
Gender: Male
Born: 1861 in [unknown], Kriti, Greece
Died: June 3, 1944 in Alexandria, Al-Iskanderiya, Egypt
Country: GRE Greece
Sport: Athletics


Lagoudakis, who fought in the Cretan Revolution of 1889, was a medic in the 1897 Greco-Turkish war. He later went to Egypt to combat leprosy, and infected himself with the desease in order to study it better. He became known as "the man who never shook hands", and eventually died of the disease he tried to cure but only at the age of 82.

Personal Best: Mar – unknown.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer Athina Athletics Men's Marathon Greece GRE 9

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer Athina Athletics Greece Final Standings 9
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