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Jim Ryun

Jim Ryun (born April 29 1947), American athlete and politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1996, representing the 2nd District of Kansas.

Ryun was born in Wichita, Kansas. Attending Wichita East High School, he became the first high school athlete to go run a four-minute mile (1609m). In 1965, he 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 meters in 1968. He was educated at the University of Kansas, and was a business owner, product consultant and motivational speaker before entering the House.

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