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Discussion: Jim Ryun

in: bl; bl > 2016-10-30

Nov 1, 2016 11:38 AM # 
..was definitely the middle distance runner to look up to. I remember both him and the amazing times he ran (on a cinder track) - I´d say 3.33 is still a respectable time for 1500 as is his WR 1.44,2 on 800 from 50 years ago!
Nov 1, 2016 10:30 PM # 
Here's his Wikipedia entry with a contemporary face. I like his description of finding a sport that worked for him.
Nov 2, 2016 2:22 PM # 
I remember him writing about coming home from track practice and collapsing on his bed. He worked hard to get his times.

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