People: Nov. 8, 1982

As a Marine lieutenant from South Dakota with a spotty athletic history, Billy Mills, now 44, came from nowhere to win the 10,000-meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. In the long tradition of turning athletic accomplishment into movie magic, Mills' story is being beamed to the screen in Running Brave. (Mills is a Sioux Indian; running brave, get it?) For the movie, due out next year, Actor Robby Benson, 26 (The Chosen), ran five miles a day for three months. "Runners have a certain look about them," says Benson, "and there's no...

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