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Billy Mills, the first South Dakotan to win Olympic gold

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SDPB's Nate Wek tells the story of one of the state's most iconic athletes. Billy Mills grew up in Pine Ridge, S.D., became a Kansas Jayhawk, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, and went on to become an Olympic legend. We take a moment to honor, in video and sound, an athlete and community leader with a lifetime of achievements and influence.