Olympic Marathon Running: Did You Know?

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Let’s face it, running a marathon isn’t easy. And since there’s not much equipment needed, you might assume…”It’s gotta be the shoes!” Well, not necessarily. Did you know the winner of the 1960 Olympic marathon ran barefoot!? His name is Abebe Bikila, and this win also earned his homeland Ethiopia their first ever gold medal.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.