12th September 1960: The 'Tennessee Tiger Belles', the American athletic team who collected three gold medals in the 1960 Olympic Games, arrive at London Airport from Rome for the Commonwealth versus USA athletics meeting at White City. From left to right, they are Martha Hudson, Lucinda Williams, Wilma Rudolph and Barbara Jones. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Ethiopian runner Bikila Abebe with his gold medal after winning the marathon at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, 12th September 1960. Abdeslon Rhadi of Morocco, left, won silver and Barry Magee of New Zealand won the bronze. Abebe, one of Haile Selassie's personal bodyguards, ran the race barefoot and set an Olympic record with his victory. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia, running barefoot, draws away from Abdesselem Rhadi of Morocco near the finish of the marathon at the 1960 Rome Olympics. He went on to win with a new Olympic record time of 2 hours 15 minutes 16 seconds. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Rome 1960-BIKILA Abebe (ETH) 1st.
Rome 1960-No11: BIKILA Abebe (ETH) 1st, no185: RHADI BEN ABDESSELEM Abdesiem (MAR) 2nd.
Romanian athlete Iolanda Balas wins the gold medal in the final of the ladies high jump at the Rome Olympics, 9th September 1960. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)