Astylos from Croton (stade runner)
Pausanias mentions that Astylos won in three successive Olympic games from 488 to 480 BC, in the running events of stade and diaulos. His statue, the work of Pythagoras of Rhegium, was at the Altis and it was the poet Simonides who immortalized him in an epigram. Despite his fame, Astylos died tragically. When he agreed to participate in the 484 and 480 BC Olympic games as a Syracusan citizen in honor of the tyrant Hieron, his co-citizens in Croton expelled him from the city and made his house a prison, while his kinfolk renounced him.