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Jim Ryun
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 2nd district
In office
November 27, 1996 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Sam Brownback
Succeeded by Nancy Boyda
Personal details
Born
James Ronald Ryun

April 29, 1947 (1947-04-29) (age 73)
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Anne Ryun
Residence Jefferson County, Kansas
Alma mater University of Kansas
Occupation Athlete, sports management executive
Jim Ryun
Personal information
Nationality American
Height 188 cm
Weight 76 kg
Sport
Country  United States
Sport Athletics/Track, Mid-distance running
Event(s) Mile, 1500 meters, 800 meters
College team Kansas Jayhawks
Club Club West
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals

1964 Tokyo
1500 m, 18th (sf)
1968 Mexico City
1500 m, 22 Silver


1972 Munich
1500 m, 55th (h)
Personal best(s)
  • Outdoors
  • 880 yd/800 m: 1:44.9/1:44.3 (Terre Haute 1966)
  • 1500 m: 3:33.1 (Los Angeles 1967)
  • Mile: 3:51.1 (Bakersfield 1967)
  • 2-mile: 8:25.2 AJR (Los Angeles 1966)
  • 5000 m: 13:38.2 (Bakersfield 1972)
  • Indoor
  • 880 yd/800 m 1:48.3Template:AthAbbr/1:47.7Template:AthAbbr (Lawrence 1967)
  • Mile: 3:56.4Template:AthAbbr (San Diego 1971)

James Ronald "Jim" Ryun (born April 29, 1947) is an American politician and Olympic track and field athlete. He won a silver medal in the 1500 m at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Ryun later was in the United States House of Representatives from 1996 to 2007, representing Kansas' 2nd congressional district for the Republican Party.



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