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Jim Ryun on Competitor Radio

February 21, 2013

By Bob Babbitt, Competitor Radio

Three-time Olympian, silver medalist, and running legend Jim Ryun came into Competitor Radio's studio for an awesome chat on his racing career, life lessons  and how the sport of track and field has evolved over the past decades. Ryun was the first high school boy to break 4 minutes for the Mile (3:59.0) in 1964 and his 1965 high school Mile record of 3:55.3 lasted nearly 36 years before being broken by Alan Webb in 2001. 

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