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Abebe Bikila (1932–1973)

Abebe Bikila was born on August 7, 1932 in Jato, Ethiopia. He was married to Yewibdar Giorghis. He died on October 25, 1973 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. See full bio »
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Known For

Tôkyô orinpikku
(1965)
The Way It Was
The Way It Was Himself
(1976)
Sfide
Sfide Himself
(2016)

Filmography

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 2016 Sfide (TV Series)
Himself
- La perfezione (2016) ... Himself
 1976 The Way It Was (TV Series)
Himself
- The 1960 Summer Olympics (1976) ... Himself
 1965 Tôkyô orinpikku (Documentary)
Himself
 1960 Rome 1960: Games of the XVII Olympiad (TV Mini-Series)
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 2009 Atletu
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 1976 Marathon Man
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Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Asked why he ran barefoot in the 1960 Olympics] I wanted the world to know that my country, Ethiopia, has always won with determination and heroism. See more »

Trivia:

Following his untimely death, he was interred at Saint Joseph's Church Cemetery in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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