Jim Ryun

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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 bySam Brownback
Succeeded byNancy Boyda
Personal details
Born
James Ronald Ryun

(1947-04-29) April 29, 1947 (age 73)
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Anne Ryun
ResidenceJefferson County, Kansas
Alma materUniversity of Kansas
OccupationAthlete, sports management executive
Sports career
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Country United States
SportAthletics/Track, Mid-distance running
Event(s)Mile, 1500 meters, 800 meters
College teamKansas Jayhawks
ClubClub West
Sports achievements and titles
Olympic finals1964 Tokyo
1500 m, 18th (sf)
1968 Mexico City
1500 m, 22 Silver
1972 Munich
1500 m, 55th (h)
Personal best(s)

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jim Ryun. sports-reference.com

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