Billy Mills (also known as: William M. Mills, Makata Hela Taka, William Mervin Mills) born June 30, 1938 in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, United States is an American track and field athlete. Lakota Sioux runner Billy Mills was responsible for one of the greatest upsets in Olympic history. A complete unknown in the track-and-field world, Mills outran a field of international. Billy now works with his charity, Running Strong for American Indian Youth, and speaks to groups throughout the world about the lessons he has learned from his incredible life. He is happily married to his wife of 48 years, Pat Mills. Take The Magic Step® writer Duncan Larkin spoke with .
Billy Mills. 1938-American track and field athlete. Lakota Sioux runner Billy Mills was responsible for one of the greatest upsets in Olympic history. A complete unknown in the track-and-field world, Mills outran a field of international track stars to win the gold medal in the 10,000-meter race in the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo.Mills's win was the first gold medal by any American in this. Billy Mills breaks the tape in the 10,000 m in the 1964 Olympics. Mills qualified for the 1964 Summer Olympics on the U.S. Track and Field Team in the 10,000 meter and the marathon. The favorite in 1964 for the 10,000 m was Ron Clarke of Australia, who held the world record.Nationality: American.
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