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  • Abebe Bikila

    Abebe Bikila

    2nd October 1964: Ethiopian long distance runner Abebe Bikila in training for the Olympics at Tokyo with his marathon team mate Mamo Wolde. Bikila won the Gold medal. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
    Thursday, October 1, 1964 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Barefoot Olympic Gold

    Barefoot Olympic Gold

    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)
    Sunday, September 11, 1960 10:00 PM | Photo
  • YAAAI009

    YAAAI009

    Rome 1960-No11: BIKILA Abebe (ETH) 1st, no185: RHADI BEN ABDESSELEM Abdesiem (MAR) 2nd.
    Friday, September 9, 1960 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Barefoot Bikila

    Barefoot Bikila

    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)
    Friday, September 9, 1960 10:00 PM | Photo
  • WAAKQ047

    WAAKQ047

    Rome 1960-BIKILA Abebe (ETH) 1st.
    Friday, September 9, 1960 10:00 PM | Photo
  • OLYMPIC BIKILA

    OLYMPIC BIKILA

    1960: ABEBE BIKILA TODAY WON THE OLYMPIC MARATHON IN ROME. THE UNFANCIED ETHIOPIAN BIDED HIS TIME DURING THE RACE ONLY TO PULL AWAY TOWARDS THE END, FINISHING SOME 200 YARDS CLEAR OF THE SECOND PLACED MAN, ABDESSELEM OF MOROCCO. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive
    Monday, April 24, 1961 10:00 PM | Photo
  • 56 Bikila 1964 Olympics 0002200P

    56 Bikila 1964 Olympics 0002200P

    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
    Friday, October 23, 1964 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Marathon Winners

    Marathon Winners

    The three winners of the marathon event at the Tokyo Olympics stand side by side on the rostrum, 23rd October 1964. From left to right, they are Basil Heatley of Great British (silver), Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia (gold) and Kokichi Tsuburaya of Japan (bronze). Bikila also set a world record of 2 hours, 12.11 minutes. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    Thursday, October 22, 1964 10:00 PM | Photo
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    XAAAX002

    Tokyo 1964-BIKILA Abebe (ETH) 1st.
    Tuesday, October 20, 1964 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Marathon Entry

    Marathon Entry

    21st October 1964: Marathon runner Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia entering Tokyo stadium for the finish of the Olympic marathon. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, October 20, 1964 10:00 PM | Photo
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