What happened with running shoes in 1960?
New Balance releases a running shoe in different widths, the Trakstar. It becomes a very dominant running shoe at the time.
Abebe Bikila from Ethiopia wins the Rome Olympic marathon and setting a world record of 2:15:16.2, running it barefoot. Muhammad Ali (at that time was still known as Cassius Clay) won the gold medal in light-heavyweight boxing.
What else happened in 1960?
On October 30, Dr. Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant.
On November 2, a UK court finds Penguin Books not guilty of obscenity in the case of novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence.
On November 8, John F. Kennedy is elected as President of the United States.
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