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24 Oct 1964: Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia runs through the streets of Tokyo, on his way to winning the marathon at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo. In 1960 in Rome, barely known outside his country, he ran barefoot to become the first black African to winan Olympic title. Four years later, he wore shoes and won by an even greater margin, just five weeks after having his appendix removed and losing eleven days training in his final preparation. Sadly he was badly injured in a car crash five years laterand died prematurely at the age of 41. Under a bursary scheme provided by the IOC, his two children completed their education at Loughborough College in Britain. Mandatory Credit: IOC/Allsport
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Discus Champion

16th October 1964: Alfred A Oerter, American winner of the Gold Medal in the Tokyo Olympics 1964 for Discus throwing. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Tokyo 1964-800 m-SNELL Peter George (NZL) 1st, CROTHERS William (CAN) 2nd, KIPRUGUT Wilson (KEN) 3rd.
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Tokyo 1964-400 m-CUTHBERT Elizabeth (AUS) 1st, PACKER Ann E. (GBR) 2nd, AMOORE-POLLOCK Judith (AUS) 3rd.
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Wyomia Tyus

17th October 1964: Left to right on the winners podium at the Olympic Games in Tokyo: Edith McGuire (USA), Wyomia Tyus American winner of the Women's 100m, and Ewa Klobukowska of Poland. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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The Tokyo Games

20th October 1964: Gold medalist Tamara Press, of the Soviet Union raises her hand in victory after winning the shotput final with a new Olympic record of 18.14 metres in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. To her left is Silver medalist Culmberger of Germany and to her right, is Bronze medalist Zybina, also of the Soviet Union. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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