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Ryun a hit at coaches clinic

July 25, 2012

By Bob Castello, Greenville Online

As he trained through the Kansas winter of 1964, not long before he became the first high school runner to achieve a sub-four-minute Mile, Jim Ryun began to struggle.

“Workouts were getting more difficult,” Ryun said Tuesday during the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association All Sports Clinic at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.

“Mornings were dark. Sometimes I’d fall on the icy streets. Sometimes it was 15 degrees.”

After two months of working out on his own, Ryun approached his coach, Bob Timmons.

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