August 11, 2012
Kip Keino beat the favored Jim Ryun in the Olympic 1500 meters in 1968, the first chapter in Kenya’s success story in distance running.
By William C. Rhoden, New York Times
In the fall of 1968, I was a college freshman on a football scholarship at Morgan State in Baltimore; Kevin Thompson was...
August 03, 2012
The most anticipated track and field event at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games was the match up in the 1500 meters with Jim Ryun taking on Kip Keino of Kenya.
Jim Ryun was an incredible runner. As a junior in high school in Kansas he was the first high schooler to run a 4...
October 21, 1968
As the XIX Olympics began, America's best hope in the 1500 meters found himself so besieged that he had to leave the Olympic Village and train on quieter public highways to get ready for his stern ordeal
By Bob Ottum, Sports Illustrated
They were starting to come through the track barricades...