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Famous Native American Olympian Billy Mills visits Red Lake High School - P6

RED LAKE -- U.S. Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills visited the Red Lake High School and Middle School on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Mills, who won the 10,000 meter event fifty years ago in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games, held various public appearances throughout the week and visited area schools. On Tuesday, Mills took part in the Billy Mills Honor 28:24 Run and Walk at BSU at the Gillette Recreation and Fitness Center. The name of the event is for Mills' winning time in the 10,000 meters. He also took part in the BSU American Indian Graduate Banquet at BSU.

At RLHS Mills presented a video and motivational speech in the HS gym to Middle and High School students, answered questions and comments from students and led a Walk/Run on a course near the school--a mile for walkers and two miles for runners.

Mills is a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe and was raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

To view the run 50 years ago in Tokyo in 1064, visit:

Today, Mills will hold the 28:24 Walk with Bemidji Middle School students, as well as hold two presentations at Bemidji High School.


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