Rome, 1960 - Abebe Bikila wins marathon running barefoot
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Ethiopian athlete Abebe Bikila was the first African to win an Olympics gold medal. In 1960 he not only won the marathon running barefoot, but also set a new world record at 2:15.16.2. In Tokio 1964 Bekele did enter the marathon, this time wearing shoes, and became the first athlete in history to win the Olympic marathon twice.