Mile News Tagged Jim Ryun

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, 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, 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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Jim Ryun Hopes to Bring Back the Mile

October 05, 2014

“I would say to the high school associations, we need to be more fan-friendly. People understand a Mile."

By Mike Rosenbaum, Track & Field Expert

Jim Ryun is one of the greatest middle distance runners in United States history – an Olympic 1500 meter silver medalist and a former...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Steve Scott’s Dream Mile 1982

July 07, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

A Mile is four laps on the track that some have called the perfect distance and a four-act play. Oslo's Bislett Games Dream Mile in the 1980s was the pinnacle of this classic distance, pitting world class Milers against...

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Madeira Mile inspired by Jim Ryun’s example

July 01, 2014

''People know the distance and they know the history. Absolutely it can make a comeback." - Frank Russo

By John Erardi, Cincinnati Enquirer

If one is holding an annual event called the Madeira Mile, there can be no better patron to have than the greatest U.S. Miler of all-time Jim Ryun.


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Mile Moment of the Month: Epic Prep Sub-4 Races

June 11, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

On June 11, 2011, Lukas Verzbicas became only the fifth U.S. high school athlete and the second in a high school-only race to break 4 minutes for the Mile with his winning 3:59.71 clocking at the adidas Dream Mile in...

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A Campaign to Bring Back ‘America’s Distance’: The 1-Mile Race

June 06, 2014

"When they went to meters, I think you lost a good portion of the public, because the public has a difficult time understanding just how far is 1600 meters." - Jim Ryun

By Tom Goldman, NPR's All Things Considered

Fifty years ago this week, teenager Jim Ryun of Wichita, Kan., ran a Mile in...

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