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1981, in the meaning defined above
blend of heptathlon and athlete
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“Heptathlete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heptathlete. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.
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