Mile News Tagged Jim Ryun


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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Happy 3rd Birthday, Bring Back the Mile!

January 19, 2015

Mile’s growth and excitement continue as BBTM enters Lap 4

By Ryan Lamppa, BBTM Founder

It’s true: time does fly when you are having fun, and it is truly hard to believe that Bring Back the Mile is celebrating its third birthday and currently working on Lap 4 for the coming year. So what has...

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2014 BBTM Top 4 Website Lists

December 30, 2014

Cain to Zamperini and more attract Mile fans!

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

As 2014 comes to a close we took a look at our website traffic to see what news articles and athletes reigned supreme. Since our launch in January 2012, the bringbackthemile.com website traffic has grown every...

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The 10 Best Mile Moments of 2014

December 17, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the historic milestones, Mile events and U.S. Milers that headlined the year

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

Wow, what a year for the Mile as the storied distance had another noteworthy year of milestone anniversaries, exciting races, fast performances, records, new...

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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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Making the Most of Your Mile: Kansas Road Mile

October 30, 2014

Presented by HOKA ONE ONE, the interview series speaks with Trevor Darmstetter, Race Director for the inaugural Kansas Road Mile Championship.

By Bring Back the Mile

It's typically difficult to find road Mile events after September in the U.S., but the inaugural Kansas Road Mile Championship,...

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Running Advice from Jim Ryun

October 08, 2014

"I know Coach Timmons had to really reach down inside of me at times and pull out some things that I didn’t think were there."

By Mike Rosenbaum, About.com Track & Field Expert

In the 1960s and early 1970s, Jim Ryun was among the world’s top middle distance runners. He credits some of his...

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Jim Ryun’s Favorite Mile Races

October 06, 2014

"And it was an answer to a prayer in that it was the easiest race of my life."

By Mike Rosenbaum, About.com Track & Field Expert

Jim Ryun made headlines in 1964 when he became the first high school runner to finish a Mile in less than four minutes. He went on to break the Mile world record...

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