❮Ebook❯ ➧ The Jim Ryun Story Author Cordner Nelson – Horse-zine.co.uk



10 thoughts on “The Jim Ryun Story

  1. says:

    Probably the most important book of my teens, as measured by inspiration Even if today I only remember but a handful objectives scenes from the book road running, the brutal 400m repeats, how taxing the 2 mile record race was, rivalry with Snell about whom I went on to read afterwords , etc the feeling and imagery stayed with me forever the edition that I read is a Russian translation, published by in 1974


  2. says:

    Most of the things I want to say about this book turn out to incorporate running metaphors That unfortunately makes it sound corny, but here goes This is a fun and fast read The writing is very simple, straight forward, and chronological It picks up somewhere in Jim Ryun s middle early high school gangly, uncoordinated years in which he suffered terrible side effects of a congenital inner ear malformation that gave him poor balance But he wanted to be an athlete And he impressed his high school coach enough that Timmons, the coach, told him he could become great Over the next several years, he ran 4000 miles, mostly doing two a day workouts and not pointing before races unless there were important competitions He became the youngest person to make the Olympic track team, and eventually the youngest person to hold the world record for the mile He was also a humble, good, thoughtful person and a quiet leader The book tells that story, and ends in 1967, when he was 19, was athlete of the year, and had just broken the world record.Middle distance runners take some of the worst pain imaginable.


  3. says:

    Back in 1964 Jim Ryun was a junior in Wichita, Kansas high school when he became the first high school athlete to run a sub 4 minute,thus etching his name in the annals of sports history This is an interesting read if you are a track field nut my family is My husband has been a cross country and a trackfield coach for 45 years I was introduced to the book in 68 or 69 when I visited a cousin in California whose next door neighbor was a cousin to Jim Ryun and blah, blah, blah I wish I still had a copy of the book lost through the ages.Ryun went on to establish himself as a congressman from Kansas 1996 2007 He is running again during the 2008 election it ll be interesting to see how he does he certainly has the fortitude The Jim Ryun Story was written in 1967 by Corder Nelson, a Track and Field magazine writer and editor Ryun himself came out with a book in 2006 The Courage to Run I haven t read it but imagine it weaves together his sports, personal and congressional life.


  4. says:

    Sometimes Jim Ryun is forgotten in American Running history His story tells not only of the amazing talent and ability but of the unsurpassable work ethic towards his running This motivating me to train harder and run faster Unfortunately the book is out of print and goes for about 100 150 on or Ebay.


  5. says:

    All time favorite running book Informative, inspiring and extremely well written.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Jim Ryun Story download The Jim Ryun Story, read online The Jim Ryun Story, kindle ebook The Jim Ryun Story, The Jim Ryun Story fcf48c475c0e Publisher London Unwin Publication Date Subjects Natural History Notes This Is An OCR Reprint There May Be Typos Or Missing Text There Are No Illustrations Or Indexes When You Buy The General Books Edition Of This Book You Get Free Trial Access To Million Books Where You Can Select From Than A Million Books For Free You Can Also Preview The Book There