Sport: Lieut. Mills's Day

Of all the U.S. trackmen at Tokyo, the one rated least likely to succeed was Billy Mills, 26, a Marine lieutenant entered in the 10,000-meter run. No American had ever won the Olympic 10,000 (or even placed better than sixth), and the experts wondered why Mills even bothered to show up. A half Sioux Indian from South Dakota, he was only a so-so runner at the University of Kansas, failed to make the U.S. team in the 5,000 meters, won a trip to Tokyo when he finished a distant second behind Gerry Lindgren in...

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