Josia Thugwane

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Josia Thugwane (born 15 April 1971) is a South African retired long-distance runner, best known for winning the gold medal in the marathon at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josia Thugwane has received more than 55,033 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Josia Thugwane is the 1,751st most popular athlete (down from 1,126th in 2019), the 222nd most popular biography from South Africa (down from 157th in 2019) and the 11th most popular South African Athlete.

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Among athletes, Josia Thugwane ranks 1,751 out of 3,055Before him are Nicoleta Grasu, Joshua Cheptegei, Andrew Hoy, Olena Krasovska, Jemima Sumgong, and Arsi Harju. After him are Ondřej Moravec, Natallia Sazanovich, Paul Bitok, Alexander Mikhaylin, Christian Cantwell, and Szymon Ziółkowski.

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Among people born in 1971, Josia Thugwane ranks 721Before him are Koichi Sugiyama, Valdinei Rocha de Oliveira, Kurt Warner, Carlos Soares Garrit, Nicoleta Grasu, and Mike Paradinas. After him are Kristi Noem, Šárka Kašpárková, Constanța Burcică, Filip Meirhaeghe, Mario Kindelán, and Kaskade.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Josia Thugwane ranks 222 out of 312Before him are Olaf Kölzig (1970), Johnny Flynn (1983), Delron Buckley (1977), Leka, Crown Prince of Albania (1982), Cameron van der Burgh (1988), and Bryan Habana (1983). After him are Justin Gabriel (1981), Siyabonga Nomvethe (1977), Zozibini Tunzi (1993), Piet Norval (1970), Justine Waddell (1976), and Elana Meyer (1966).

Among ATHLETES In South Africa

Among athletes born in South Africa, Josia Thugwane ranks 11Before him are Sid Atkinson (1901), Clarence Walker (1898), Caster Semenya (1991), Lillian Board (1948), Wayde van Niekerk (1992), and Zola Budd (1966). After him are Elana Meyer (1966), Hestrie Cloete (1978), Frantz Kruger (1975), Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (1980), Okkert Brits (1973), and Luvo Manyonga (1991).