• Short Summary

    The only men to ever win the Olympic marathon twice - Ethiopia's Abebe Bikila - was buried in Addis Ababa on Friday (26 October).

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    GV Mourners and wreaths being carried in funeral procession ZOOM OUT to soldiers doing slow march and wreaths being carried past.
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    GV Of Banner and ZOOM IN to portrait of Bikila.
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    CU Trophy plague ZOOM OUT to other mourners carrying other trophies walking in front of funeral car.
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    GV High ranking military and police officials.
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    CU Medals on cushions being carried by athletes and GV other trophies being carried followed by hearse (2 shots).
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    GV Funeral procession.
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    Initials APSM/1554 APSM/1609



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    Background: The only men to ever win the Olympic marathon twice - Ethiopia's Abebe Bikila - was buried in Addis Ababa on Friday (26 October). He died on Thursday (25 October) aged 46, after a brain haemorrhage resulting form a car accident in 1969.

    Bikele was Ethiopia's greatest long-distance runner, and served as a Captain in the Imperial Bodyguard. He was buried with military honours in the presence of Emperor Haile Selassie, members of the Cabinet, and a huge crowd.

    He had spent the past four years, following the car accident, in a wheelchair, paralysed from the waist down. Just before his death he had been in a coma for five days.

    Bikile leaves a wife, three sons and a daughter.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA462FC9ZOMUPU2AREQYQ4NRNOV
    Media URN:
    VLVA462FC9ZOMUPU2AREQYQ4NRNOV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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