Mile News

Ryun’s Record Still Stands

April 17, 2009

By Tom Keegan, Kansas University Sports

Comedian Will Ferrell, over-actor Paul Giamatti and tattoo model Pamela Anderson weren’t yet famous when the Kansas Relays Mile record that still stands was set by Jim Ryun. In fact, they all were in their mothers’ wombs.

With the help of the Kansas Turnpike Authority, Ryun ran a Mile in 3:54.7 at the 1967 Kansas Relays.

At the age of 61, Ryun will serve as official starter at Saturday’s Glenn Cunningham Mile. He is scheduled to pull the trigger for the featured event of the meet at 12:55pm.

Continue reading at:

Tags: kansas relays (4) , jim ryun (93) , glenn cunningham mile (4)

Facebook Comments

Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

Become a Mile Maniac member or a BBTM sponsor today! Join us, and go Mile!

Join Us

Thanks for joining the movement and being a Mile Maniac. We'll keep you up to-date with our Mile wires as well as exclusive contests and opportunities. Help us spread the word by sharing our site and joining us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!