Jim Ryun

Courage and Motivation to Continue the Race…
The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.”  This famous catch-phrase from the Wide World of Sports commentators has been used throughout numerous sporting events and competitions. Both amateur and professional athletes know all too well that the difference of a split-second, a few inches, or a fall can result in a life-changing experience. Jim Ryun is one who knows firsthand. Acclaimed as the first high school athlete to run a mile under four minutes, this Olympian runner suffered a devastating event that occurred during one of his races and challenged his new-found faith. But Ryun’s actions and heart took him to a place of forgiveness and his athletic career as a three-time Olympian holding five world records found him gracing the pages of numerous newspapers, magazines, television features, and the cover of Sports Illustrated seven times.
His competitive spirit and desire to help others led him into a political career. Ryun served a...

 

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Jim Ryun

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