Abebe Bikila Day. December 30th. 2020. Let's make it happen.

Abebe Bikila Day. December 30th. 2020. Let's make it happen.

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James Jennings started this petition to International Olympic Committee and

How.
By raising the name of Abebe Bikila on this day and beyond we will make December the 30th Abebe Bikila Day.


Why.
Abebe Bikila completed the most grueling Olympic competition (Marathon) against the greatest athletes in the world and broke the world record - barefoot.


Who.
We right now is just a few 49thers but it's our hope that we light the world afire with the humble brilliancy of Abebe Bikila.

More back story.

In 1960 Abebe Bikila filled in for a fellow countryman in the Olympic marathon in Rome. The committee did not believe his stated time during trials and you can only imagine what people thought when he decided to run the race barefoot. All the odds against him, Ethiopian Abebe set the pace on a multitude of terrains and won the 1960's Olympic marathon barefoot. Not only did he win but he ran a world record time. Abebe came back in 1964 to win again ( with shoes this time ). There are many other layers which make Abebe's win even more remarkable but the most striking part is that many people have never heard of Abebe Bikila. It's a crime against humanity if you as us. We're trying to change that.

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