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Abebe Bikila.

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Who is the only athlete to win the olympic marathon twice and in successive olympic games?

Abebe Bikila


Who is the the only athlete to win the Olympic marathon twice and in successive Olympic games?

Abeba Biliki. Ethiopia


Who is the only athlete to win the olympic marathon twice and in successive olympic game?

Actually, that has happened twice. Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia won gold in the marathon at the 1960 Games in Rome and 1964 Games in Tokyo and Waldemar Cierpinski of East Germany won gold in the marathon at the 1976 Games in Montreal and 1980 Games in Moscow.


What Olympic athlete won the Olympic Marathon in bare feet?

That was Ethiopian Abebe Bikila at the 1960 Games in Rome. He set an Olympic record time of 2:15:16.2 and became the first African to win an Olympic gold medal. Bikila also won the marathon at the 1964 Games but wore shoes in that race.


What are the names Male british olympic marathon runners 2008?

Dan Robinson was the only athlete representing Great Britain in men's marathon at the 2008 Games in Beijing. He finished 24th.


Was the marathon an event of the ancient olympic games?

No. The marathon wasn't part of the ancient games.


Is the marathon 20km in the olympic games?

yes


What are the main events in the olympic games?

marathon


Who is the only athelete to win the Olympic marathon twice and in successive olympic games?

That has happened twice ... 1) Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia at the 1960 Games in Rome and 1964 Games in Tokyo. 2) Waldemar Cierpinski of East Germany at the 1976 Games in Montreal and 1980 Games in Moscow.


What is the first olympic games?

the first olympic games were in greece. the marathon also originated in greece.


Who is the Olympic athlete to win the marathon barefooted?

Abebe Bikila, the legendary Ethiopian distance runner, won the first of two Olympic Marathons (at the 1960 Rome Games) barefooted.He won again at the '64 Tokyo Games with shoes on!


Was the Marathon part of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece?

No.

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