superathlete

noun
su·​per·​ath·​lete | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈath-ˌlēt How to pronounce superathlete (audio) , nonstandard -ˈa-thə-ˌlēt \
plural superathletes

Definition of superathlete

: an athlete of extraordinary skill or fitness : an elite athlete To give TIME a sense of what it's like for these superathletes, Rusch took us through a typical grueling week of racing.— Alice Park The beauty of a marathon is that by rigorously following a training schedule, people of diverse physical abilities can run, jog and walk 26.2 miles without being a superathlete.— Aliza Becker

First Known Use of superathlete

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Superathlete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superathlete. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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