13 - Running Legend Jim Ryun

BACKGROUND INFO: Jim Ryun

  • First high school runner to break 4 minutes in the mile (1600m)

  • 3-time Olympic Runner

  • Kansas based politician

We Go Into More Detail About

  • How not "making the cut" made Jim a runner
  • The transition from not running to a heavy running schedule
  • Coach Bob Timmons influence and vision for potential 
  • The influence of spiritual life on Jim's career
  • June 5, 1964
  • "How to take ownership of where you're going"
  • The risks of getting out of your comfort zone to set lofty goals
  • Ryun's rookie Olympic experience
  • Jim Ryun's current dream

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