Abebe Bikila was born in in the North Showa region of Ethiopia, in a village called Jato. He grew up in a typical village setting. He received some church. Abebe Bikila was a prominent Olympic marathon champion from Ethiopia. This biography of Abebe Bikila provides detailed information about. Abebe Bikila was born on August 7, in Jato, Ethiopia. He was married to Yewibdar Giorghis. He died on October 25, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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In while traveling back from his home town Abebe had a tragic car accident.

Abebe Bikila Biography – Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline

Attacking by the obelisk Twenty-eight years later, he entered the marathon at the Olympic Games in Rome. Japhet Kosgei KEN In that same year he participated in the International Paraplegic Games in Norway. Take Abebe Bikila’s advice and go barefoot. Athletic Career To keep the troops physically fit, the army unit had regular sport activities. The facts uncovered by Judah point to a less poetic explanation: The race began at Campidoglio Square.

Abebe Bikila

Sam Ferris NIR Khalid Khannouchi MAR Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia runs through the streets of Tokyo, on his way to winning the marathon at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. After treatment at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, his condition improved to paraplegic, and he even competed as an archer in the Stoke Mandeville Games, the forerunner of the Paralympic Games. The race started with sixty-eight world class athletes. Retrieved January 24, Between that race and a marathon he won in Seoul in OctoberBikila ran 15 marathons, winning 14, losing at the Boston Marathon, in which he finished fifth.


Abebe Bikila Biography

His marathon career began only a few months before the Rome Olympics inwhen he won a trial race in the altitude of Addis Ababa. While training before the Biogrraphy competition Abebe bikla his leg.

Mamo Wolde took the lead running alone with a little competition from the rest of the athletes and finished the race in the first place in 2 hours 20 minutes and This time he ran with shoes and socks.

In celebration of biila 50th anniversary of Captain Abebe Bikila’s marathon victory of Rome Olympic, the newly reconstructed tomb statue inauguration ceremony will be held at St. Very much confident, he bbiography in Mexico City with the intention of winning and defending his Olympic title for the third time. He was then sponsored by Adidas. Erkki Puolakka FIN Wilson Kipsang KEN Keith Angus GBR That opened a new chapter in his life.

The Marathonwhich chronicles Abebe’s two Olympic victories, ends with a dedication ceremony for a gymnasium named in Abebe’s honour shortly before his death. Paul Tergat KEN Vanderlei de Lima BRA John Farrington AUS However, when rebellion arose in the Emperor’s Palace, all the Guard were killed.


In his first Annual National Army Athletic competition, he finished the race in 2 hours 39 minutes and 50 seconds. In the Athens Classical Marathon, Abebe again won while running barefoot. David Maiyo KEN Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.

In July bkila, he travelled to Germany for treatment of ” circulatory ailments” in his legs; [76] the German government refused to accept payment for the medical services.

Dickson Chumba KEN Abebe was born on August 7,in the small community of Jato, then part of the Debre Berhan district of Shewa. He participated in fifteen marathons in his lifetime including the Olympics and Ethiopian marathons.


Upon his return he was welcomed by a cheering crowd. In biogra;hy youth, he was noted as a good swimmer, Guna player, a type of hockey played during Christmas, and a skillful horse rider. Martti Urpalainen FIN