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Jim Ryun

First US highschooler to go under 4 minutes in the mile (1609m). In 1965, Jim set the male High School Mile Record of 3:55.3, which stood for 36 years. Set the world record in the mile and half in university. He participated in the 1964, 1968, and 1972 Olympic games, winning a silver medal in the 1500 meter run in 1968.

Later became a representative in the Second District of Kansas.



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