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Abebe Bikila

Long-distance runner who all became Africa’s initial black silver medalist after being successful marathon gold on the 1960 Summer months Olympics. He was uncovered by athletic trainer Onni Niskanen while surviving in a small community in Ethiopia. He gained two profession Olympic marathon silver medals while working barefoot. He previously …

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