Article Comment: Billy Mills Wins 10K Gold, 48th Anniversary
10/14/2012 2:48:24 PM
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Someone told me that Jef Scott filmed this.
Someone told me that Jef Scott filmed this.
10/14/2012 2:51:38 PM
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I should have added as well that no American has won Gold in the 10K since Mills in 64. Rupp earned Silver this year, but not the Gold.
I should have added as well that no American has won Gold in the 10K since Mills in 64. Rupp earned Silver this year, but not the Gold.
10/14/2012 6:39:36 PM
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"Look at Mills! Look at Mills!" Gives me chills everytime I hear that line. The movie was spot on in the portrayal of the race as well.
"Look at Mills! Look at Mills!"
Gives me chills everytime I hear that line. The movie was spot on in the portrayal of the race as well.
10/14/2012 6:45:24 PM
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Jonathan, Billy Mills was not even our best 10K runner. He finished second in the Trails to the phenomenal high school runner, Gerry Lindgren. Lindgren hurt his leg and finished 9th at the Games. Mills picked the best time on his life to run the best time of his life. The USSR called Mills our secret weapon. The USA also won the 5K that year. This was before Kenya became a running Power.
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Billy Mills was not even our best 10K runner. He finished second in the Trails to the phenomenal high school runner, Gerry Lindgren. Lindgren hurt his leg and finished 9th at the Games. Mills picked the best time on his life to run the best time of his life. The USSR called Mills our secret weapon. The USA also won the 5K that year. This was before Kenya became a running Power.
10/14/2012 7:27:37 PM
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[quote=jonathan]Someone told me that Jef Scott filmed this.[/quote] @jonathan I'm not that old, yet. Besides, the quality of that video is far superior to anything I have posted.
jonathan wrote:
Someone told me that Jef Scott filmed this.


@jonathan

I'm not that old, yet. Besides, the quality of that video is far superior to anything I have posted.
10/15/2012 11:24:30 AM
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Especially appropriate when the US takes silver in the 10k this past summer with Galen Rupp.
Especially appropriate when the US takes silver in the 10k this past summer with Galen Rupp.

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