The Athlete

The Athlete

Abebe Bikila

Streaming Video - 2009
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This soldier and quiet son of a shepherd would be acknowledged by many as the greatest long distance runner the world had ever known. One evening while returning to his home in Addis Ababa from training in the Ethiopian countryside, Bikila was involved in a tragic car accident which left him paralyzed from the waist down. Unable to walk and faced with the greatest challenge of his life, he struggled to maintain his will to live and in the process discovered a deeper meaning of competition, taking up archery for the Paralympics and competing as a handicapped dog sledder in Norway. Though his running career had come to a tragic end, the race of his life had a new beginning.
Publisher: [United States] : MouseTrap Films, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2009
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Video
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 92 min.)) : sd., col

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