- Dec 17, 2016
All eyes were on Ethiopian Abebe Bikila whenever he is on the tracks. Aside from his speed and endurance in the marathon, the public would never miss this slender guy who was running barefooted. He established a sort of record by winning the gold for the marathon in the 1960 Rome Olympics and repeated his feat in the Tokyo Olympics in 1964. Abebe Bikila, the barefoot runner, is considered a hero in his country.