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Abebe Bikila


Who is Abebe Bikila?

Abebe Bikila was a double Olympic marathon champion from Ethiopia, most famous for winning a marathon gold medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics while running barefoot. A stadium in Addis Ababa is named in his honor.

  • born on (83 years ago) in Ethiopia
  • ethnicity: Oromo people
  • nationality: Ethiopia
  • profession: Track and field athlete, athlete
  • Marriage with Yewibdar Giorghis between and (19 years)
  • died on (42 years ago) in Addis Ababa of cerebral hemorrhage
  • some of the medals:
    • 1960 Summer Olympics
      • Gold medal for Ethiopia in Athletics – Men's marathon
    • 1964 Summer Olympics
      • Gold medal for Ethiopia in Athletics – Men's marathon
  • award: - BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year


Abebe Bikila is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Athlete.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Track and Field (2012)

by Peter Matthews

Abebe Bikila (ETH) Abebe Bikila (ETH) Mamo Wolde (ETH) Frank Shorter (USA) Waldemar Cierpinski (GDR) Waldemar Cierpinski (GDR) Carlos Lopes (POR) Gelindo ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Peoples (2013)

by The Diagram Group,

Abebe Bikila,the greatEthiopian marathon runner,then virtually ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Mental Techniques (2012)

The Best Methods from A to Z by Michael Draksal, Claudia Bender

Geschichte des Abebe Bikila. Hamburg: Carlsen. Rathschlag,

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Games (2003)

by Daniel Bell

Abebe Bikila, the Ethiopian winner of the ¡960 and ¡964 Olympic marathons, ...

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