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Ryun’s Records In The Summer Of ’66

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50 years ago Jim Ryun broke the mile World record with 3:51.3. The following year he lowered that to 3:51.1. It lasted as the World junior (U/20) record for 30 years!

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Jim’s NCAA 800 metres record was 50 years old on Friday, before it was finally broken. It was a World record when it was set. Not a bad summer for the Kansas teenager!

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When Donavan Brazier arrived at the NCAA Championships, he did not know who Jim Ryun was!

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