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“It’s an astonishing sight, I must say: the Ethiopian, Abebe Bikila, is racing barefoot.”—BBC Radio Olympic commentary, Rome, 1960Abebe Bikila was the first black African to win an Olympic gold medal. He won the marathon running barefoot in Rome in 1960 and won again wearing shoes in Tokyo in 1964, becoming the first person to win the most grueling of all human contests twice.Born into bitter poverty in rural Ethiopia in 1932, at sixteen Bikila joined the Imperial Guard of the Emperor Haile Selassie. It was there that he came to the notice of the Swedish athletics coach Onni Niskanen, whom Selassie had engaged to try and raise his country’s profile through sport. Bikila became the focus of these ambitions—and an unwitting figurehead for black African nationalism.Following the 1960 Olympics, Bikila’s life took a dramatic turn when he was implicated in a failed coup against Selassie. Bikila was initially sentenced to death but was eventually pardoned following Niskanen’s intervention. Despite an attack of appendicitis, Bikila recovered in time to win the Olympic marathon once again. Bikila died in 1973.Paul Rambali is a writer and broadcaster and was a rock journalist forNMEduring the punk era. The author of two books about France and works includingIt’s All True and In the Cities and Jungles of Brazil, a personal odyssey exploring issues of development and culture in the Third World, he also ghost-wrote Phoolan Devi, the autobiography of India’s Bandit Queen, which has been published in twenty-six countries. He now lives in Paris. Paul Rambali, Books, Biography and Memoir, Barefoot Runner: The Life Of Marathon Champion Abebe Bikila Books>Biography and Memoir, Serpent's Tail

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"It's an astonishing sight, I must say: the Ethiopian, Abebe Bikila, is racing barefoot."-BBC Radio Olympic commentary, Rome, 1960 Abebe Bikila was the first black African to win an Olympic gold medal. He won the marathon running barefoot in Rome in 1960 and won again wearing shoes in Tokyo in 1964, becoming the first person to win the most grueling of all human contests twice. Born into bitter poverty in rural Ethiopia in 1932, at sixteen Bikila joined the Imperial Guard of the Emperor Haile Selassie. It was there that he came to the notice of the Swedish athletics coach Onni Niskanen, whom Selassie had engaged to try and raise his country's profile through sport. Bikila became the focus of these ambitions-and an unwitting figurehead for black African nationalism. Following the 1960 Olympics, Bikila's life took a dramatic turn when he was implicated in a failed coup against Selassie. Bikila was initially sentenced to death but was eventually pardoned following Niskanen's intervention. Despite an attack of appendicitis, Bikila recovered in time to win the Olympic marathon once again. Bikila died in 1973. Paul Rambali is a writer and broadcaster and was a rock journalist for NME during the punk era. The author of two books about France and works including It's All True and In the Cities and Jungles of Brazil, a personal odyssey exploring issues of development and culture in the Third World, he also ghost-wrote Phoolan Devi, the autobiography of India's Bandit Queen, which has been published in twenty-six countries. He now lives in Paris. Barefoot Runner: The Life of Marathon Champion Abebe Bikila Rambali, Paul, Serpent's Tail

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It’s an astonishing sight, I must say: the Ethiopian, Abebe Bikila, is racing barefoot."—BBC Radio Olympic commentary, Rome, 1960Abebe Bikila was the first black African to win an Olympic gold medal. He won the marathon running barefoot in Rome in 1960 and won again wearing shoes in Tokyo in 1964, becoming the first person to win the most grueling of all human contests twice.Born into bitter poverty in rural Ethiopia in 1932, at sixteen Bikila joined the Imperial Guard of the Emperor Haile Selassie. It was there that he came to the notice of the Swedish athletics coach Onni Niskanen, whom Selassie had engaged to try and raise his country’s profile through sport. Bikila became the focus of these ambitions—and an unwitting figurehead for black African nationalism.Following the 1960 Olympics, Bikila’s life took a dramatic turn when he was implicated in a failed coup against Selassie. Bikila was initially sentenced to death but was eventually pardoned following Niskanen’s intervention. Despite an attack of appendicitis, Bikila recovered in time to win the Olympic marathon once again. Bikila died in 1973. Paul Rambali is a writer and broadcaster and was a rock journalist for NME during the punk era. The author of two books about France and works including It’s All True and In the Cities and Jungles of Brazil, a personal odyssey exploring issues of development and culture in the Third World, he also ghost-wrote Pho biographical,biographies,biographies,biographies and history,biography and history,individual sports,running and jogging,sports and outdoors,sports and recreation Sports & Outdoors, Serpent's Tail

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Abebe Bikila was the first black African to win an Olympic gold medal. He won the marathon running barefoot in Rome in 1960 and won again wearing shoes in Tokyo in 1964, becoming the first person to win the most gruelling of all human contests twice. Abebe Bikila was the first black African to win an Olympic gold medal. He won the marathon running barefoot in Rome in 1960 and won again wearing shoes in Tokyo in 1964, becoming the first person to win the most gruelling of all human contests twice. Bücher > Fremdsprachige Bücher > Englische Bücher Taschenbuch 01.06.2007 Buch (fremdspr.), Serpents Tail, .200

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Barefoot Runner: The Life of Marathon Champion Abebe Bikila
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First biography of the world's greatest runner-vivid retelling of Bikila's triumph over adversity.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781852429041
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1852429046
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Publishing year: 2007
Publisher: SERPENTS TAIL
315 Pages
Weight: 0,340 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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