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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The men’s 100m at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games was won by German sprinter Armin Hary in 10.2 seconds. With the Italian commentary and the dramatic music this is a wonderful way to watch the 100m final. See more on the History of the Olympics 100m sprint.
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