Tag: Abebe Bikila

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XVI) – Mexico City 1968: DEGAGA “MAMO” WOLDE (1932-2002)

Mamo Wolde and Abebe Bikila together with his coach Onu Niskanen The Olympics in Mexico were the first to be staged in a Latin-American country, and the unique ones held… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XV) – Tokyo 1964: ABEBE BIKILA (1932-1973)

Bikila in 1968     “Men of success meet with tragedy. It was the will of God that I won the Olympics, and it was the will of God that… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XIV) – Rome 1960: ABEBE BIKILA (1932-1973)

Bikila´s final attack on Rhadi in Rome “I wanted the world to know that my country Ethiopia has always won with determination and heroism.” Abebe Bikila Rome has been rewarded… Read more »