Barefoot Runner: The Life of Marathon Champion Abebe Bikila

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Abebe Bikila was the first black African to win an Olympic gold medal. He won the marathon running barefoot in Rome in 1960 and won again wearing shoes in Tokyo in 1964, becoming the first person to win the most grueling of all human contests twice. Born into bitter poverty in rural Ethiopia in 1932, at sixteen Bikila joined the Imperial Guard of the Emperor Haile Selassie. It was there that he came to the notice of the Swedish athletics coach Onni Niskanen, whom Selassie had engaged to try and raise his country's profile ...

Barefoot Runner: The Life of Marathon Champion Abebe Bikila 2008, Serpent's Tail, London

ISBN-13: 9781846686535

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Barefoot Runner: The Life of Marathon Champion Abebe Bikila 2007, Serpent's Tail, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781852429041

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