Jim Ryun

Congressman Jim Ryun represents the second district of Kansas in Washington D.C. A three-time Olympic runner and a former world record holder in the mile, 1500 meters, and 880 yards, he has long been considered an American hero. He also set the male high school mile record of 3:55:3, which stood for 36 years. Jim and Anne, his wife of 32 years, live on a farm in rural Jefferson County, Kansas. They have four children and two grandchildren.

Cultural Issues Day 3

Heroes Among Us, Part 3

Jim Ryun and his sons talk about some of the often overlooked men and women that line our heroes hall of fame.

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Cultural Issues Day 2

Heroes Among Us, Part 2

Jim Ryun talks about what it takes to be a hero and some of the people in history who were up for the challenge.

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Cultural Issues Day 1

Heroes Among Us, Part 1

Jim Ryun and his sons highlight some of the people who lived by their principles and changed the course of history.

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