Billy Mills
“Wings of an Eagle”

Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills recalls winning the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics in one of the greatest upsets in sports history. Mills, an Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, was the second American Indian to win an Olympic gold medal and the first American to win the 10,000 meter dash. His triumphs over hypoglycemia and suicidal thoughts inspire him to help others overcome their own hurdles in life.

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