Athletics Career Highlights
Abebe Bikila, Ethiopia Born : 1932 in Jato, Ethiopia. Bikila was the first black African to win Olympic gold and the first marathon runner to successfully defend his title. Winning the Rome marathon barefoot, has become one of the great Olympic moments.

 

Titles

Outdoor

1960:
Olympics: Marathon
1961:
1962:
1963:
1964:
Olympics:
Marathon

World Records

1960:
Marathon: 2.15.16