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Olympic Legends: Abebe Bikila

Unknown outside his own country, Abebe Bikila proved a sensation at the 1960 Rome Olympics when he padded barefoot along the Appian Way to win the marathon in world record time.Bikila, who had......

Owens, Lewis are the best ever

Two hops and a jump were enough to make James Brendan Connolly the first Olympic champion since the boxer Barasdates of Armenia in 369 A.D.Connolly, the U.S. triple jump champion, had arrived in......

Ultimate race provides maximum drama

The ultimate Olympic race, celebrating an event of doubtful authenticity over a distance chosen to accommodate the British royal family, captured the popular imagination from the outset.Won by......

Ultimate race provides maximum drama

The ultimate Olympic race, celebrating an event of doubtful authenticity over a distance chosen to accommodate the British royal family, captured the popular imagination from the outset.Won by......

Ethiopia's distance runners ready

Ethiopia, stricken by poverty, war and famine, is still able to parade an array of supreme distance runners this weekend at the last major international championships before the Athens Olympics.......

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