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Abebe Bikila

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Age 91
Birthday August 71932
Birth Sign Leo
City Australia
Country Australia
Profession Runner

Abebe Bikila is a famous Runner, born on August 7, 1932 in Australia. As of December 2022, Abebe Bikila’s net worth is $5 Million. He won two career Olympic marathon gold medals while running barefoot.

Parents Bikila Demissie, Widnesh Menberu
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Spouse Yewibdar Giorghis
Children(s) Teferi Bikila, Dawit Abebe, Tsige Abebe, Yetnayet Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila Biography

Long-distance runner who became Africa’s first black gold medalist after winning marathon gold at the 1960 Summer Olympics. .

He had four children: Dawit, Tsige, Yetnayet, and Teferia.

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Abebe Bikila Net Worth

Abebe is one of the richest Runner & listed on most popular Runner. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Abebe Bikila‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Runner
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House Living in own house.

He was discovered by athletic trainer Onni Niskanen while living in a small village in Ethiopia.

Who is Abebe Bikila dating?

According to our records, Abebe Bikila married to Yewibdar Giorghis. As of May 2022, Abebe Bikila’s is not dating anyone.

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Facts & Trivia

Abebe Ranked on the list of most popular Runner. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Australia. Abebe Bikila celebrates birthday on August 7 of every year.

How did Abebe Bikila get paralyzed?

On March 22, 1969, Abebe was paralysed due to a car accident. He regained some upper-body mobility, but he never walked again. While he was receiving medical treatment in England, Abebe competed in archery and table tennis at the 1970 Stoke Mandeville Games in London.

Why did Abebe run barefoot?

1960 Rome Olympics In Rome, Abebe purchased new running shoes, but they did not fit well and gave him blisters. He consequently decided to run barefoot instead.

What is Abebe Bikila famous for?

Abebe Bikila, (born August 7, 1932, Mont, Ethiopia—died October 25, 1973, Addis Ababa), Ethiopian marathon runner who won a gold medal and set a world record while running barefoot at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, then bested his own record at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.

What was Abebe Bikila unique in the Olympics?

Ethiopian track and field athlete, Abebe Bikila (1932-1973), was the first black African to win an Olympic medal, and the first man ever to win two Olympic marathons. Known for his grace and stamina, he was considered the most perfect example of a naturally talented distance runner.

Who is the famous athlete in Ethiopia?

Kenenisa Bekele, (born June 13, 1982, near Bekoji, Ethiopia), Ethiopian long-distance runner who won Olympic gold medals in the 10,000 metres in 2004 and in both the 5,000 metres and the 10,000 metres in 2008. He later had success in the marathon.

You may read full biography about Abebe Bikila from Wikipedia.
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