25 Jan Billy Mills
Olympic gold medalist, Running Strong National Spokesperson
Fair Oaks, CA
Billy Mills won the gold medal in the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, becoming the only person from the Western hemisphere to win gold in this event. It is still considered one of the greatest upsets in Olympic history. Today, Billy is an accomplished businessman, author, and co-founder and spokesperson for the non-profit organization Running Strong for American Indian Youth. Running Strong helps American Indian people meet their immediate survival needs, while implementing and supporting programs designed to create opportunities for self-sufficiency and self-esteem. Billy is also the owner of Billy Mills Speakers Bureau located in Sacramento, CA and travels frequently around the United States and the world for events and presentations.