Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Video of Mamo Wolde - Olympic Marathon 1968 Olympics

Tonight, thanks to the inspiration of the blogger of 22 Words, I searched and found footage of Mamo Wolde running & winning the 1968 Olympic marathon in Mexico City.
Abebe Bikila had won the previous 2 Olympic marathons, but in this one dropped at 17 km. Legend has it that Abebe, Mamo Wolde's commanding officer, ordered Mamo to win the race in his stead. This video shows them running together, and then Mamo running solo and winning.

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