Mamo Wolde

 

 

Age: 69

 

Summary: Ethiopian long-distance runner who became a hero in Ethiopia when he won the marathon in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, Mexico but who spent most of the past nine years in prison for murder in the 1990's.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from bronchitis and liver problems

 

Born: June 12, 1932

 

Died: May 26, 2002

 

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia