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Aragorn lived 1 March III 2931 to IV 120 (210 years); he was named 'Wingfoot' on 30 February III 3019
A reference to the speed at which Aragorn, as one of the Three Hunters, made his way across the fields of Rohan
Other names
Derived from Aragorn's northern nickname 'Strider'


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Éomer’s name for Aragorn

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"Wide wonder came into Éomer's eyes. "Strider is too poor a name, son of Arathorn," he said. "Wingfoot I name you.""
The Two Towers III 2 The Riders of Rohan

When Aragorn first met Éomer, he had hunted the captors of Merry and Pippin across the wide fields of Rohan for four days. In that time, he and his companions Legolas and Gimli had covered forty-five leagues (that is, they had travelled about thirty-four miles each day). Éomer was so astonished by this feat that he gave Aragorn a new name: Wingfoot.

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