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Interview with a Running Legend: Jim Ryun - Running Career

September 19, 2012

By Todd Grasley, MileSplit.com

Legendary distance runner Jim Ryun stopped by MileSplit Headquarters recently. Ryun was the first high school boy to break the four minute Mile barrier and went on to be a three-time Olympian and five-time USA champion. Todd Grasley had the chance to sit down with Ryun to talk about his running career from growing up in Kansas to becoming an Olympian.

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