Sunday, October 27, 2013

Rare old video of Abebe Bikila running the 1969 Seoul International Marathon: Bikila's last marathon

Here is another wonderful vintage video which was just uploaded to youtube. It may be the last ever video taken of Abebe Bikila running as he finished 2nd in the 1969 Seoul International Marathon. The race was held in March of 1969 and it was on March 22, 1969 that Bikila was paralyzed in a car accident. The winner of the marathon was Song Keum-Yong of Korea in 2:20:28. Bikila finished in second place and it looks like he ran the race barefoot.

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