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Rome, 1960 - Abebe Bikila wins marathon running barefoot

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.