Tag: Mamo Wolde

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XVII) – Munich 1972: FRANK SHORTER (1947-)

Shorter winning the marathon Munich 1972 Shorter (1974) Munich was selected to host the 1972 Olympics over bids from Montreal, Madrid and Detroit. It was the second time Germany was… Read more »

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 »