June 12, 2009
“It hurt like thunder to walk, but it didn't hurt at all when I ran. So for five or six years, about all I did was run.”
By Leroy Watson Jr., Bleacher Report
It was another bitterly cold morning in Everetts, Kan., a rural farming town like so many hundreds of communities throughout the...
April 17, 2009
By Tom Keegan, Kansas University Sports
Comedian Will Ferrell, over-actor Paul Giamatti and tattoo model Pamela Anderson weren’t yet famous when the Kansas Relays Mile record that still stands was set by Jim Ryun. In fact, they all were in their mothers’ wombs.
With the help of the Kansas...
January 30, 2009
By Don Norcross, The San Diego Union Tribune
Mary Slaney wants to run. Not jog. Run.
There is a difference. Jogging is for exercise. Running is for exhilaration. Jogging is comfortable. Running hurts.
But Slaney, America's greatest female middle-distance runner, can't run. Not like she...
January 05, 2009
German Fernadez (CA) backs up his 4:00.29 1600m with a record 8:34.23 3200m at the California State meet on May 31, 2008
By Fran McLaughlin and Aron Taylor, MileSplit
In the past we look to Jim Ryun’s phenomenal 3:59.0 high school Mile record as a 16-year old junior in 1964 and eventual...