Mile News Tagged Jim Ryun


My fall at Olympics: One of the best things to happen to me

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.

When I...

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A Week with The World’s Best Miler: Asbel Kiprop

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....

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Terre Haute has connections to the Mile run

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...

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Bring back the Mile to prep track

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...

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One State, Three Mile Legends: Cunningham, Santee, Ryun

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...

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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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Miler Jim Ryun’s 50-year-old upset of Peter Snell still a magic moment in history

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 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 J.D. Edmiston...

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What Do Prison, the Olympics and Triathlon Have in Common?

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...

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The 4 Minute High School Mile, 50 Years Later

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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50th Anniversary of Jim Ryun’s Epic Sub-4 at Kansas State Meet

May 15, 2015

First sub-4 Mile at high school-only competition and State meet and still the only sub-4 at a State meet.

By Bring Back the Mile

On May 15, 1965, Jim Ryun, who a year earlier had already broken 4 minutes in the Mile as a junior for Wichita East High in Wichita, KS, the first prep athlete to...

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