Abebe Bikila – the Barefoot Marathoner

Abebe Bikila won the 1960 Rome Olympic marathon running barefoot. He is often held up as a poster boy by the barefoot running community. He went on to win the 1964 Toyko Olympic marathon in world record time, this time wearing shoes.

Most Useful Resources:
Abebe Bikila (Podiatry FAQ’s)
Abebe Bikila (Running Hero’s)
10 September 1960 (Today in History)
Abebe Bikila as a poster boy (Podiatry Ninja)