344 - Abebe Bikila and the 1960 Rome Olympics

This week we look at the historic 1960 Rome Olympics, as well as the incredible life of Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila - who seemingly came from no where to win the Olympic marathon barefoot.


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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:

https://olympics.com/en/athletes/abebe-bikila

https://www.olympics.com.au/games/rome-1960/

https://www.bangkokpost.com/sports/1047557/trailblazer-bikila-opened-the-way-for-african-marathon-runners

https://www.thoughtco.com/1960-olympics-in-rome-1779605

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960_Summer_Olympics#Highlights

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Abebe-Bikila 

http://www.ethiopians.com/abebe.htm


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