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The first Portuguese athlete to compete in the Olympics was Francisco Lázaro, who took part in the Marathon at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm.

Sadly, he died after the race as he had smeared his body in oils and grease to, in his opinion, protect from the sun, which prevented the skin from breathing...

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