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In wake of London Olympics, BBC remembers legendary Abebe Bikila

In wake of London Olympics, BBC remembers legendary Abebe Bikila

Negash | August 11th, 2012

Abebe Bikila the barefoot runner

BBC

At the 1960 Olympics in Rome an Ethiopian athlete stunned the world.

He was the first black African to win an Olympic gold medal and he did it without wearing shoes.

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