Mile News Tagged Bob Timmons


The Training of Jim Ryun an American Superstar

May 23, 2017

Ryun’s high school coach, Bob Timmons, was formerly a swimming coach, and he more or less trained Ryun as a swimmer.

By Runner's Tribe

The first American high school athlete to run a sub-4 Mile, multiple world record holder, Olympic 1500m silver medalist. Jim Ryun to this day is an American...

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Bob Timmons, legendary Kansas track & field coach and mentor to Olympian Jim Ryun, dies at 91

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,...

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Once a Jayhawk, Always a Jayhawk: Bob Timmons

November 06, 2014

"Our practices were tough, but he was creative...Coach Timmons had big demands, but he always produced great results." - Mile legend Jim Ryun

By Adam Sullivan, KU Communications Student Assistant

Travel out to Lawrence's Rim Rock Farm and a couple of things will stand out. The first being how...

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