How Bikila won an Olympic Marathon barefoot! | Strangest Moments


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Cooper Lambert
Put a piece of LEGO on the track and good luck Bikila
Somnogenesis 4
This weirdly lighthearted take on Abebe Bikila's achievement skips blithely over the fact that he grew up in an Ethiopia dominated by Mussolini's Italy after the Second Italo-Abyssinian War in 1935-9. As a young boy he had to flee with his family to a remote part of the country and spent a chunk of his childhood under Italian colonial rule. Only a couple of decades later, here he was in the capital of that former invader, running barefoot past the ruins of an older Roman empire; those torches lighting the Appian Way during the marathon were held by Italian soldiers. Quite what extra frisson it all held for him can only be imagined, and one might guess there was a certain extra satisfaction for Haile Selassie – the Ethiopian emperor exiled during the war and occupation – when he honoured Abebe afterwards. Strange and sad irony though in Bikila being given a VW Beetle by his grateful nation to celebrate his Olympic victory, which in 1969 he crashed, leaving him paralysed and unable ever to walk again, let alone run, and ultimately leading to his early death at only 41. Even in a wheelchair, mind, he competed at the 1970 Stoke Mandeville Games, predecessor of the Paralympics. What an athlete he was.
Eliu Misael Pascual Tapia
Wow it no hard to get emotional with stories like this one, my eyes got tearful and a smile drawn in my face while watching this
Filip Niewinski
Commentary sounds like an Irish woman trying to do an American accent
Michael McEvoy
Excellent..cannot get enough of this channel
Liban Isak
The cobblestones were indeed not a problem for his "feesh".
farah sn
I don't know him before this video, i'm not even ethiopian, but i am so proud of him idk 😂
Liban Isak
Barefoosh
SnowmansApartment
so she pronounces t sometimes as sh.. like: start-> starsh, heat-> heash and feet-> feesh is that a dialect from somewhere? never heard that before
Kiran Goud
Thanks for sharing his story 🙏🏻
Fana Kidane
I would have been jealous of the Ethiopians if I wasn’t Ethiopian for myself. Gosh... I love us.
Anon Anon
You spelled Badass wrong.
Elias Lowrey
he is a beast
Strawberry and Cream
Does anyone know what's the music from 02:01 to 03:25 ?
Yew Moon Lee
Bikila House was one of the competition 'houses' in the junior college I taught in. I'd often ask students assigned to that House if they knew who Bikila was. None I asked knew, and I had to point them to the library to find out (those were pre-internet days).
olavab *
**Steps on a tiny rock**
CR 15
Καλο😆😆😆😆😆
Inqu'aanate
Turn auto captions off.
Titanic Life
Why am I crying😂
Roopa.D Manjunath
Africans r very talented, wow very inspiring
Keyboard Warrior
THIS GUY INVITED FLAT FOOT AND WE ALL KNOW IT!
911 Tech
Amazing
Aminosa
BAREFOOOSHH
Jaymansalem 0nesze1os
Legend
Linda Velasquez
He just became my inspiration
D Super man
Other Animals can run barefoot why humans cant ?
chaleur
I thought running 5km barefoot for my schools cross country was tough, can’t image 42km and winning it!!
Advant Garde
He broke world record without shoes!!! In a running sport!!! What the f*$k!!!
superman
Beat that!
kuruba veeresh
wow............true hero
Czars Salad
"BareFOOSH"??
Efosa Odaro
Rugged 😱 😱
Elias Karppi
Get your facts straight!! Onni Niskanen was a Finn-Swede making him Finnish, not Swedish.
SnaitMilBrisas
- Vim do futuro dizer que Abebe Bikila agora é BK! O BKrack, Bkristo, Bkftão !
avatara82
Onni Niskanen is a Finnish name and he was born in Helsinki the capital of Finland, of course later he moved to Sweden but even then he was not considered swedish but swedish-finnish...
바람씬
Onni Niskanen sounds more Finnish than Swedish
Il Papa Vitielo
You have to put fake cheering on the video?
Eva Bergant
Insane..
Sarah Juliette
Magnifique
Unknown Blogger
Huh, that's odd
Amha neway
I am ethiopian and pround
Rhiana DIY's
He looked so determined on his last 500 meters
Smitty !
That's crazy!! And definitely wouldn't occur these days😬🤘🏼but wow
Rohit Gunda
1:13
1518sharon
Its all about not giving up🙂
un hombre y su desgana
Legend
eric yu
4:11 So, there are white Africans?
Haftu Melaku
for the second time Ethiopian make history in Italy by war and Olympic
MsLiooo
Is it a scotish accent that I hear in the voice of the lady ?
Jemu jami
Rip
Etienne Rutz
2nd
Laila Callinan
FIRST COMMENT!!!!!
Kamran Malik
3rd
Y.S.S.S
6
Kristen Duncan
ew