Jim Ryun

Jim Ryun

July 31, 2020

Behind the Scenes: An Inside Look at Jim Ryun's Presidential Medal of Freedom Celebration

Hear what mile legends Alan Webb, Matthew Centrowitz, Seb Coe, and Steve Cram had to say about Jim Ryun when he was honored with the highest US civilian honor last week. Centrowitz said of Ryun, "He's a legend everywhere" whereas Coe called him an inspiration and the "greatest prep athlete of all time, in front of LeBron James and Tiger Woods."
July 30, 2020

Jim Ryun, Alan Webb and Matthew Centrowitz Go to the White House + Paul Chelimo is Our Guest

Some big American milers went to the White House and America's top 5,000m runner Paul Chelimo joins us.
May 08, 2020

Podcast: We Talk To Jim Ryun After Naming Him The Greatest American Distance Runner of All-Time

What a great podcast we have for you this week as we devote the entire show to talking to Jim Ryun who recently was voted the Greatest American Distance Runner of All-Time on Ryun talks about his entire career including making the Olympics and running sub-4 in HS, breaking the WR as a college frosh (and meeting his wife on the same day), winning Olympic silver, getting tripped in '72 and much more including what his relationship with Alan Webb and Matthew Centrowitz is like.
April 27, 2020

Jim Ryun Named LetsRun's Greatest American Distance Runner of All Time

Ryun, who set multiple middle-distance world records in the 1960s, won Olympic silver, appeared on 7 Sports Illustrated covers, and later served in the US House of Representatives, defeated women's champion Deena Kastor handily in the final, 62.1% to 37.9%.
April 23, 2020

Who Is The Greatest American Distance Runner Ever: Jim Ryun or Deena Kastor?

And then there were two. You've named Deena Kastor and Jim Ryun as the greatest women's and men's distance runners in US history, but of the two, who had the better career?
April 23, 2020

LRC Visitors Name Jim Ryun & Deena Kastor As The Greatest Men's and Women's American Distance Runners of All Time

LetsRun nation has spoken and voted Jim Ryun and Deena Kastor as the greatest men's and women's American distance runners of all time. Ryun took down Frank Shorter in the men's final while Deena Kastor came from behind to knock off Jenny Simpson in the women's final.
April 20, 2020

American Distance GOAT: Vote in the Final Four!

Who is the greatest American distance runner ever - Jenny Simpson or Deena Kastor? Frank Shorter or Jim Ryun?
May 22, 2017

Is Edward Cheserek The GOAT of NCAA Distance Running? Why the Answer Isn't That Simple

King Ches certainly had an amazing career but Gerry Lindgren only lost once at NCAA championship, Henry Rono set a world record in four different events in one season, and Suleiman Nyambui won just as many NCAA individual titles but also secured an Olympic medal and had better pbs at the 1,500, mile, 5000 and 10,000.
April 29, 2016

Idaho's Michael Slagowski Becomes the 9th US High Schooler and 4th In Last Year to Go Sub-4 in the Mile

Michael Slagowski welcome to the high school sub 4 club.