Interview With A Running Legend: Jim Ryun - Running Career



Legendary distance runner Jim Ryun stopped by MileSplit Headquarters recently. Todd Grasley had the chance to sit down with Ryun to talk about his running career from growing up in Kansas to becoming an Olympian.



World records

Distance Time Date City
880 yards 1:44.9 October 6, 1966 Terre Haute, IN
1,500 meters 3:33.1 July 8, 1967 Los Angeles, CA
One Mile 3:51.3 July 17, 1966 Berkeley, CA
One Mile 3:51.1 June 23, 1967 Bakersfield, CA
One Mile (indoor) 3:56.4 February 19, 1971 San Diego, CA
 

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