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Bikila : Ethiopia's barefoot Olympian

Author: Tim Judah
Publisher: London, U.K. : Reportage Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On 10 September 1960, Abebe Bikila, an Ethiopian, won the Rome Olympic marathon running barefoot. Overnight he became a sporting hero, an African hero. Four years later in Tokyo, he repeated his success. This would make for a good story alone but Bikila was a man of his times, a symbol of hope in the new Africa.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abebe Bikila; Abebe Bikila; Abebe Bikila
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Judah
ISBN: 0955830249 9780955830242 0955830214 9780955830211
OCLC Number: 310218562
Description: 175 pages, plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Tim Judah.

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On 10 September 1960, Abebe Bikila, an Ethiopian, won the Rome Olympic marathon running barefoot. Overnight he became a sporting hero, an African hero. Four years later in Tokyo, he repeated his success. This would make for a good story alone but Bikila was a man of his times, a symbol of hope in the new Africa.

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