May 23, 2017
Ryun’s high school coach, Bob Timmons, was formerly a swimming coach, and he more or less trained Ryun as a swimmer.
By Runner's Tribe
The first American high school athlete to run a sub-4 Mile, multiple world record holder, Olympic 1500m silver medalist. Jim Ryun to this day is an American...
August 06, 2015
“No, much faster, Jim. I’m thinking national record. Not only that, I’m thinking you can do what no other high school boy has done and that’s to run under 4 minutes.”
By Rustin Dodd, The Kansas City Star
Bob Timmons, the legendary Kansas track & field coach and mentor to Olympian Jim Ryun,...
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...
June 04, 2014
“When I crossed the finish line, I was a little discouraged, because I thought I hadn’t done it.”
By Rick Plumlee, The Wichita Eagle
Six hundred yards into the Mile race, Jim Ryun was bumped in the tight pack of runners. He stumbled off the track to the infield.
“I wasn’t even sure I’d...