Mile News Tagged Jim Ryun


Tom, Jack & The St. Ignatius 4 minute Mile legacy

March 26, 2017

The O’Hara-Keelan breakthroughs came fifty-four years apart.

By Paul O’Shea, Once Upon a Time in the Vest

It’s a brick wall. I shall not attempt it again.
--John Landy, after running between 4:02 and 4:03 six times in 1953. 

Fortunately for the track & field world, the determined...

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Olympian, Mile legend Jim Ryun delivers message of encouragement in Lancaster

November 19, 2016

"I've encouraged the next generations of runners, which is in part what my wife and I like to do. So many people have contributed to who we are that it's an opportunity to give back to the next generation."

By Steve Navaroli, LancasterOnline

As a three-time Olympian and politician, Jim Ryun...

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The Jim Ryun, Mile Legend, Interview

October 28, 2016

We need to be far more fan-friendly and that’s why I’m so pleased with ‘Bring Back the Mile’ and what they have been able to do. It’s one of those efforts where we realize they are investing in the future and the public and it helps people to identify with it all.

By Gary Cohen,...

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Running Legends Primer for the Younger Generation

October 23, 2016

Rodgers, Ryun, Decker Slaney, Lindgren & Prefontaine

By Rodney Harwood, Columbia Basin Herald

I realize the “Running Boom” done boomed, and I’ll be the first to tell you I can’t name a single American distance runner in the past 20 years. Well, except for Galen Rupp, who became the first U.S....

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Olympian Jim Ryun to speak at Elizabethtown Area High School

October 13, 2016

A Jim Ryun Prediction Mile will also be held at the high school track on Sunday, Nov. 13.

By Paula Wolf, Lancaster Online 

Three-time Olympian and former congressman Jim Ryun — the first high schooler to break the 4-minute Mile — is coming to Lancaster County next month for a series of...

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The Navy Mile Draws Top Field for BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2016 Finale

September 29, 2016

Sam Penzenstadler to defend men’s title in nation’s capital; $15,000 Open prize purse; six athletes also vying for Tour grand prix prize money; Heather Kampf eyes Tour three-peat; Running Warehouse "Pick-the-Winner" contest

By Bring Back the Mile

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Navy Mile on...

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Webb Says Centrowitz 1500 Gold Represents Century of Dedication

August 23, 2016

"Look at not just Matt, but so many other Americans and how far distance running has come in the last ten years. I hope I've played a small part in that."

By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly
(c) Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved; used with permission

FALMOUTH, Mass. (21-Aug) -- Four...

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Jim Ryun shatters Mile world record 50 years ago

July 17, 2016

“In New Zealand, we thought the Mile belonged to us. It was a shock when Jazy broke Peter Snell’s record, but when I heard on the radio that the American kid had run two seconds faster, I thought it must be a mistake."; No American male has held the outdoor Mile world record since.

By Roger...

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My fall at Olympics: One of the best things to happen to me

July 13, 2016

The challenge of Munich forced us to grow up very fast. We developed a whole new understanding of forgiveness.

By Jim Ryun for Vox.com

The first time I ran in the Olympics, I was a junior in high school. While my classmates were in school in Wichita, Kansas, I was competing in Tokyo.

When I...

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A Week with The World’s Best Miler: Asbel Kiprop

May 25, 2016

Three-time Bowerman Mile champion preps for 2016 Pre Classic at altitude: what I witnessed on Lornah’s track that day was the workout to end all workouts.

By Andy Arnold, LetsRun.com

The 2016 IAAF Diamond League season is underway, with Sunday’s meeting in Rabat the third stop on the circuit....

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