Billy Mills

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Birthday
30, 1938
Birthplace
South Dakota
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
30, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
South Dakota

About

Native American Olympian known for winning gold in the 10,000-meter race in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, becoming the only American to win the event.

Before Fame

He overcame his impoverished childhood to win a cross-country scholarship to the University of Kansas.

Trivia

He was the second Native American in history to win an Olympic gold medal.

Family Life

He married Pat Mills in 1962.

Associated With

He is a member of the United States Olympic Hall of Fame, which is also the case for Shannon Miller.