Sacto Celebrities – Billy Mills

 

I was reading the March issue of Runner’s World and got sucked in to a long and fascinating article about Billy Mills.  I’d never heard of him. He was raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and according to the article is 7/16 Oglala Lakota Sioux.

He ran what is considered one of the greatest races ever on his way to winning the gold medal in the 10,000 meters at the 1964 Olympics. Halfway through the article, I read, “Later they settled in Fair Oaks, a quiet, modest town northeast of Sacramento.”

That makes Billy Mills, the latest of our Sacto Celebrities!  We’re surrounded by people who’ve done incredible things, just go find them, and then do something incredible yourself.

 

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Local Company Riskalyze Profiled on NPR’s Marketplace

When I was running Morgan/Dorado I worked with an interesting local startup, Riskalyze, run by a friend Aaron Klein.  We helped Aaron with some basic PR while they were getting started. They have a great product that helps people evaluate and identify their tolerance for risk related to investing.

About three months ago Aaron received an email from a producer from NPR who was working on a segment.  After several back and forths, an interview at a studio in New York and then a month of waiting, it ran on my favorite radio show last week.

Congratulations to the team at Riskalyze and everyone, take a listen, check them out and support Sacramento startups.