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Abebe Bikila
Birth: Aug. 7, 1932
Death: Oct. 25, 1973

Olympic Champion. He was born in Jato, Ethiopia. He won the Olympic Marathon twice, in 1960 and 1964. He set a new world record at Rome in 1960 and was the first African to win an Olympic gold medal. He set a new world record in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. He won marathon world championships in 1960 and 1962.
In 1968 he was in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. He continued to compete athletically winning a 25km cross-country sledge competition in Norway in 1970. His name is on the award given every year at the New York City Marathon to the model athlete. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
Burial:
Saint Joseph's Church Cemetery
Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa Chartered City, Ethiopia
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bigwoo
Record added: Apr 22, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10830587
Abebe Bikila
Added by: Oscar in Italy
 
Abebe Bikila
Added by: Oscar in Italy
 
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Forever loved, forever missed. Rest in Peace, Abebe Bikila
- Quack_Quack
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