Billy Mills: 1964 Olympics 10,000 Meters

Billy Mills is the only American ever to win the 10,000 meters at the Olympics, and only the second Native American to win a gold medal. Watch as he gets pushed, the race looks lost, and then he summons a miraculous sprint in the waning moments of the race.

The movie made about him is highly recommended as he overcame great odds, racial tension and a rough background to succeed.

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