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Throwback Video Thursday: Jim Ryun

June 14, 2012

Interview by Matt Franzblau / Feature edited by Rock Chalk Video

 

Jim Ryun (Track & Field) 1965-69
When one mentions Kansas track and field it is hard not to hear the name Jim Ryun shortly afterwards. The Wichita, Kan. native burst onto the collegiate scene after becoming the first high school runner to achieve a four-minute Mile. Ryun's prowess grew during his time at KU as he continued to set records and in the process make a name for himself in the sport on an international stage. Ryun competed in a total of three different Olympic Games, winning a 1500m silver medal in 1968 at Mexico City. All in all the Jayhawk turned international athletic marvel set a total of five world records during his illustrious career.

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