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Marathon Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

June 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games in Australia was won by Ethiopian runner Gezahegne Abera. Here is a video tribute to Ethiopian athletes, and in the second half there are some scenes from the marathon. See more on the men’s Olympic Games marathon.

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Marathon Mexico 1968 Olympic Games

June 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games was won by Ethiopian runner Mamo Wolde. Here is a video of the race. For many people this race will be remembered for the inspirational effort by┬áJohn Stephen Akwani who finished the race injured and in pain, but determined to finish for his country.

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Marathon Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games

June 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan was won by Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila, repeating his win from four years earlier. He was the first repeat winner of the Olympic Marathon. See more on the men’s Olympic Games marathon.

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Marathon Helsinki 1960 Olympic Games

June 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games in Italy was won by Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila, running in bare feet. Abebe Bikila became the first black African to take home a gold medal in any sport. Here is a video of the event. See more on the men’s Olympic Games marathon.

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