Do You Know Who Billy Mills Is?

A sports story you might have missed

Anne Emerick
Jul 29, 2020 · 16 min read
Billy Mills and Mohammed Gammoudi — public domain photo

October 14, 1964 — Tokyo Olympics

Thirty-eight men approached the starting line in the Olympic Stadium for the 10,000-meter race. The runners steadied themselves, leaned forward. The air was heavy with anticipation. Time seemed to stand still as the starter called for attention and raised the gun. Then they were off…