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.
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.
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....
April 07, 2016
Wiley High School's Jack Corridan set a new Indiana state meet record in 1923 with his Mile time of 4:24.4.
By Craig Pearson, Tribune-Star
There was a segment of coaches that proposed switching to the Mile outdoors, at least partly as a celebration of the history of that event in American...
April 06, 2016
At no level should the coveted 4 minute mark be as significant today as it is for the high school runner.
By Jon Gast, The Advocate
Go to a high school track meet and there’s a good chance you’ll hear something remarkable. Runners, and even coaches, will find themselves referring to the Mile...
November 05, 2015
Record setting, Olympic trio hail from Kansas, the Sunflower State
By Bring Back the Mile
Kansas is known for its expansive wheat fields, but it has also amazingly grown three of the greatest Milers in history: Glenn Cunningham, Wes Santee and Jim Ryun. Consider below the impressive...
August 06, 2015
“No, much faster, Jim. I’m thinking national record. Not only that, I’m thinking you can do what no other high school boy has done and that’s to run under 4 minutes.”
By Rustin Dodd, The Kansas City Star
Bob Timmons, the legendary Kansas track & field coach and mentor to Olympian Jim Ryun,...
June 27, 2015
In an age when track & field was more popular in the U.S. than the NBA, NHL and what is now NASCAR, no one was a bigger star than high schooler Ryun
By Scott M. Reid, The Orange County Register
In early June 1965, Jim Ryun, an 18-year-old senior at Wichita’s East High School, and his coach...
May 16, 2015
The 4 minute Mile. As the sixth American high schooler gets inducted into this exclusive club, we take a look at what might be in store for him.
By Duncan Larkin, Outside
Matthew Maton made history last Friday. The high school senior ran the prestigious Mile event at the Oregon Twilight Meet...
May 15, 2015
A half-century after a Kansas high schooler ran the Mile in under 4:00, a select five U.S. boys have joined the sub-4 club with Jim Ryun
By Kevin Helliker, Wall Street Journal
On Monday I called Jim Ryun, thinking it would be cool to tell the greatest Miler in American history something he...
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