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Olympic track-and-field gold medalist Billy Mills, seen here speaking in January 2014  during the 2014 NCAA Convention in San Diego, will appear at the Heard Museum Dec. 20. Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA  (photo courtesy Billy Mills)
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Film screening: ‘Running Brave’ and appearance by Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills

Meet Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota), 1964 U.S. Olympic track-and-field gold medalist, who achieved one of the world’s most notable sports upsets that year by winning the 10,000-meter race. He remains the only American ever to win this event. Mills’ visit celebrates the public opening of the exhibit, Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art.

Mills will speak and greet visitors. Following his appearance, the 1983 film Running Brave (106 min., rated PG), the story of Mills’ rise to Olympic gold from his roots as an unknown, will be shown at approximately 12:30 p.m. Free with museum admission.AZ SPORTS TALK SATURDAY logo

Come early and hear Mills being interviewed live from our Pritzlaff Courtyard, just west of the museum entrance, at 10:45 a.m. by Shawn Crespin and Mike Grose of NBC Sports Radio KDUS (1060 AM). Crespin and Grose will be broadcasting live from 10 am. to 1 p.m. The number to call in to the show is 602.260.1060.

"Every Passion has Its Destiny," Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota), left, winning the gold medal in the 10,000-meter race in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Photo courtesy of Billy Mills


Event Details

Saturday, December 20
11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Cost:
Free with museum admission: $

Location:
Steele Auditorium

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