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Bikila Ethiopias Barefoot Olympian Tim Judah

Bikila Ethiopias Barefoot Olympian

Tim Judah

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On 10 September 1960 Abebe Bikila, an Ethiopian, won the Rome Olympic marathon running barefoot. He was the first black African to win a gold medal at the Olympics.Overnight he became a sporting hero, an African hero and for many the first blackMoreOn 10 September 1960 Abebe Bikila, an Ethiopian, won the Rome Olympic marathon running barefoot. He was the first black African to win a gold medal at the Olympics.Overnight he became a sporting hero, an African hero and for many the first black African they had ever heard of. Bikila was a man of his times - a symbol of hope in the new Africa.Now for the first time the true story is told.