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  • Billy Mills Olympic 10k 50th Anniversary

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    2014 marks the 50th anniversary of what has been called one of the greatest upsets in Olympic history. At the 1964 Olympics, Billy Mills shocked the world and came from behind to win the gold medal in the 10k race. At the time, he set a world record of 28 minutes, 24.4 seconds and is still the only American to ever win a gold medal in the 10k event. His win was an upset that has been called the second greatest moment in Olympic history. In Lakota culture, someone who achieves great success has a 'giveaway' to thank the support system of family and friends who helped him achieve his goal. As part of his effort to give back to his community, Billy helped found Running Strong for American Indian Youth and became the organization's National Spokesperson. Today Billy travels over 300 days every year. He visits American Indian communities throughout the U.S. and speaks to youth about healthy lifestyles and taking pride in their heritage.
    Visit www.IndianYouth.org/4Billy for more information. Show less
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