Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Google honors Abebe Bikila with doodle

Abebe-BikilaAugust 7, 2013 (Google) — The 81st birthday of Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner and the first Sub-Saharan African to win an Olympic gold medal, is being celebrated with Google Doodle.
Bikila, born on 7 August 1932, sprinted to success when he beat competitors in the 1960 Summer Olympics marathon, barefoot – the way he had trained for the race. He won in record time, finishing 25 seconds ahead of race rival, Rhadi.

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