Barefoot Runner

Serpent's Tail, 2008 - 315 páginas
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Abebe Bikila was the first African to win an Olympic gold medal. He won the marathon running barefoot in Rome in 1960 and won again wearing shoes in Tokyo four years later. This book tells his story. It is a story entwined with the decline and fall of Ethiopia's last emperor.

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Reseña de usuario  - OnceaRunner - LibraryThing

An incredibly well written, easy to read, story about a great marathon runner. Unfortunately many parts of the book are not true and the author took great liberties in his playing make-believe to sell a book. Read it anyway as fiction about a factual athlete. Leer reseña completa

Barefoot runner: the life of marathon champion Abebe Bikila

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This is the first biography of Abebe Bikila (1932-73), the first black African to win an Olympic gold medal and the first man to win the Olympic marathon twice. Freelance writer and broadcaster ... Leer reseña completa

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Sobre el autor (2008)

Paul Rambali is a writer and broadcaster and was a rock journalist for the NME during the punk era and editor of The Face from 1980-1987. The author of two books about France and works including It's All True - In the Cities and Jungles of Brazil, a personal odyssey exploring issues of development and culture in the Third World, he also ghost-wrote Phoolan Devi, the autobiography of India's Bandit Queen, which has been published in 26 countries.

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