- Name: Jim Ryun
- Born: 04/29/1947 (73 years old)
- Occupation: Athlete, sports management executive
James Ronald “Jim” Ryun (born April 29, 1947) is an American former politician and Olympic track and field athlete, who at his peak was widely considered the world’s top middle-distance runner. He won a silver medal in the 1500 m at the 1968 Summer Olympics, and was the first high school athlete to run a mile in under four minutes. He is the last American to hold the world record in the mile run. Ryun later served in the United States House of Representatives from 1996 to 2007, representing Kansas’ 2nd congressional district for the Republican Party.
Birth Name: James Ronald Ryun
School: University of Kansas
Alias: James Ronald Ryun
Birth Place: Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Jim Ryun quotes :
Our budget works to reduce and eliminate the risk of attacks at our ports, rails, in the skies, our food supply and roads by allowing for increases in many of the programs and agencies to help protect these important areas of commerce and travel.Jim Ryun
Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.Jim Ryun
The majority of Americans receive health insurance coverage through their employers, but with rising health care costs, many small businesses can no longer afford to provide coverage for their employees.Jim Ryun
Skyrocketing insurance premiums are debilitating our Nation's health care delivery system and liability insurers are either leaving the market or raising rates to excessive levels.Jim Ryun
In turn, more physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers are severely limiting their practices, moving to other states, or simply not providing care.Jim Ryun