As we prepare for the Olympic Games rescheduled for next year and Billy Mills‘ return to Tokyo, where it all began, we are excited to introduce a new series, Road to Tokyo. Each month until the Games begin, Billy will share never-before-heard stories from his time at and leading up to the Olympics in 1964.
The global track and field enthusiasts have been treated to an incredible June and July track season featuring unbelievable races from the one mile to the 10,000 meters. On June 9, 1965, Michel Jazy from France set a new one
The day is Friday, June 25, 1965, and I am at the five mile mark of my fast paced, hilly ten mile run over Camp Pendleton’s engineering roads and trails. Approaching a very steep hill of about 50 yards, where
On a beautiful evening April 1, 1965, after sightseeing all day in Rome, Italy, Patricia and I check into our hotel room in Wembly, England. We are pleasantly surprised to have been upgraded to a small elegant suite. We relax,
After setting a new American indoor 3 mile record on February 19, 1965, my indoor track and field season is basically over. In reality however, I still have two more indoor races left. The next one is a 3 mile
My 1965 track season started on Jan 9 at the San Francisco Invitational indoor track meet. I won the one-mile run competing against a star-studded field of several sub 4-minute milers. Favored to win was Allan Simpson from England. He