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Synopsis: 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.

Genre

Biography/Drama

Rated

6.1

Language

English

Starring

Rasselas Lakew ... Abebe BikilaDag Malmberg ... OnniRuta Gedmintas ... CharlotteAbba Waka Dessalegn ... The Priest

Directed by

Davey FrankelRasselas Lakew

Written by

Rasselas LakewDavey FrankelMikael Aemiro Awake

Produced by

Mesereta Argaw ... associate producerDavey Frankel ... producerMichael Frenschkowski ... line producerLise Mette Jensen ... line producerRasselas Lakew ... producerSusannah Ludwig ... associate producerChris Ouwinga ... executive producerIzabella Tzenkova ... line producerDarryn Welch ... producer

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Country of Origin

USA | Germany | Ethiopia

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