Olympic champion talks to local students
Only American to win gold in 10,000 meter gives inspirational talks
Last updated 9/21/2022 at 12:39pm
Havre High School hosted a presentation Tuesday by one of the most famous Native American athletes of all time, winner of the 10,000 meter dash at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and the only American to win gold in the event to this day.
Billy Mills gave inspirational talks at Rocky Boy High School and Stone Child College Monday, then at Havre High Tuesday before heading to Box Elder High School.
Mills made it to the NCAA All-American Cross country team three times and was a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, but before that he was raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in S...