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Abebe Bikila – Countdown into Rio 2016 – 31 Iconic Olympic Moments

Ethiopian Abebe Bikila became the primary east African to win an Olympian trophy after finishing first at the Men’s Marathon in Rome 1960 despite being barefooted. Bikila subsequently defended his title at Tokyo 1964.

As we countdown to Rio 2016, we are looking back in 31 iconic minutes from Olympic history.

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