Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila made history when he earned a gold medal
at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. His speed and agility won him the
gold, but it was barefoot running that made him a legend.

When the shoes Bikila was given for the race didn't fit comfortably, he
ditched them for his bare feet. After all, that's the way he had trained
for the Olympics in his homeland.Read more