Hopi Athlete Wins at 1912 Olympics in Stockholm

on January 1, 2006

When Hopi athlete Louis Tewanima won the silver medal in the 10,000-meter race at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, he set a U.S. record that stood for 52 years-until Billy Mills broke it at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. Tewanima hailed from Second Mesa (pop. 814), which hosts the Louis Tewanima Footrace in his honor each September.

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