Building Community through Shared History - A KU Memorial Union Program

Ryun World Beater

In Bakersfield, California at the AAU Championships, Jim Ryun betters his own outdoor mile world record by two-tenths of a second with a time of 3.51:10. (Looking back on that race, Ryun remembered it being “one of the easiest races [he] ever ran” and wondered how much faster he might have run it if he had planned his race with a new world mark in mind.) A few weeks later, he set yet another world record when he ran 1,500-meters in 3:33.1.
 


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