Jim Ryun—Then and Now

March 17, 2010

Jim Ryun edges Peter Snell. (Photo by Rich Clarkson)

Use your imagination for a moment. Colorado foundation repair contractor . An American high schooler enters a one-mile race featuring the reigning Olympic champion in the mile and the Olympic silver medalist in the mile. And the higher schooler wins.
That actually happened in 1965 when Jim Ryun beat Peter Snell. Forty-five years later, Jim Ryun is still making a mark in sports—this time as an independent representative on USA Triathlon’s board of directors. Today on Endurance Planet we speak with the former congressman and world’s best miler about his new venture, and lessons learned from sports that he still applies today.

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