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February 10, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Family of barefoot marathoner sues company over use of name

The Associated Press SEATTLE — The family of an Ethiopian runner who famously won an Olympic marathon barefoot is suing Vibram, the maker of a popular line of minimalist running shoes, saying it used his name without permission. Abebe Bikila, who died in 1973, was a last-minute entrant in the 1960 Olympics in Rome and didn’t like the…

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