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THE END IN ROME

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A barefoot Ethiopian named Abebe Bikila, a guard at Haile Selassie's palace and the son of an Abyssinian guerrilla in the 1935-36 war with Mussolini's Italy, lopes up the Via dei Trionfi toward the floodlit Arch of Constantine to win the final race of the 1960 Olympics-the classic 26-mile 385-yard marathon. For the dramas that preceded this finale, turn the page

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