Marathon Runner Abebe Bikila 1932 - 1973

Oct. 12, 1964 - Tokyo, Japan - Runner ABEBE BIKILA of Ethiopia was the first African to win an Olympics medal in the history. PICTURED: Bikila breaking the tape to win the gold in the Marathon event in a new Olympic record time at the Tokyo Summer Olympics. (Credit Image: © KEYSTONE Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS.com)