Quote Of The Day
“Maybe Jim Ryun had the most inauspicious start of any major sports figure in American history.
The church baseball team didn’t want him, the junior basketball team didn’t think much of his talents and cut him and the junior high track and field team thought his future might with something like the debate team, if one existed at East High School in Wichita, Kan.
“I ran because I couldn’t do anything else,” Ryun said in a self-deprecating style that makes him easily likable.””
– opening paragraphs of an article on mile great Jim Ryun in a Pennsylvania newspaper by Joe Tuscano.