Abebe Bikila's Record Marathon at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics



Thanks. That looks great. Amazing time, really. That was less than 20 years after the war -- less than 20 years after Nagasaki and Hiroshima. It was 12 years after the American occupation ended. Japan was in the middle of its so called "economic miracle", transforming from a beaten down, shattered country, to the second biggest economy in the world. Interesting time to host the world's greatest athletes, to say the least. When they finally host it again -- hopefully next year -- it will be interesting as well.