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    • Pierre-Yves Legrand

      Abebe Bikila, athlète éthiopien, spécialiste des courses de fond et vainqueur du marathon des Jeux olympiques de 1960 et de 1964, est le héros de mon enfance, nous courrions tous comme lui pieds nus.

    • kaburo

      Abebe Bikila (Ethiopia), the first African to win an Olympic gold medal. He run the 1960 marathon barefoot and won.

    • I.B.Tauris

      Twenty-five years after Mussolini’s forces had captured Addis Ababa in a vicious colonial conquest, Abebe Bikila seized Rome and the hearts of its citizens by winning the 1960 Olympic Marathon under the Arch of Constantine.

    • Joey Viola

      Adidas, the shoe sponsor at the 1960 Summer Olympics, had few shoes left when Ethiopia's Abebe Bikila arrived. As such, no pair fit. But like a true champion, Bikila decided to run the marathon barefoot, the way he'd trained. Bikila proved that it's the man inside the shoes, rather than the shoes themselves that possesses greatness, when he won gold to become the first black African Olympic champion.

    • Ramesh Santhanam

      Abebe Bikila - winner of marathon at the 1960 Olympic in Rome. Decided that Bikila, who ran barefooted, should make his final move a little more than one kilometre from the finish line. A point where the course passed the obelisk of Axum, a monument that had been plundered from Ethiopia by Italian troops and hauled away to Rome. He was running even with Rhadi Ben Abdesselem of Morocco. Bikila successfully pulled away and won by 200m.

    • tammy lee

      Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian who trained for and won the 1960 Olympic marathon while barefoot.

    • Miguel Gonzalez

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    • Holly Evans

      Abebe Bikila- this barefoot marathoner is awesome too.

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    Ethiopian marathon runner Abebe Bikila, who had run bare-foot in 1960 Rome Olympic; in 1964 Tokyo Olympic, he wore Puma shoes. After the marathon, he said he could easily run another 10 kilometers.

    The only thing I would correct here is that if you're running barefoot or in minimalist footwear, don't push off. You're just asking for blisters.

    Abebe Bikila's winning the marathon of Rome 1960, without shoes!!!.

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