Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Billy Mills was born on June 30, 1938 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He is an Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Indian and he was raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Billy grew up in poverty and was orphaned at the age of 12.
The 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games
No American had ever won the 10,000 meter race in an Olympics. Billy Mills' qualifying time was almost a full minute slower than the favorite's, Ron Clarke of Australia.
One of the greatest upsets in Olympics history and certainly inspirational.
Inspirational video on history of Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota
Posted by MaxTeichman at 12:40 PM