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Jim Ryun’s here!

August 15, 2007

Actually, he’s left.  I don’t know how many knitters out there will know Jim Ryun… and the significance of having him at our camp… but.. he’s HUGE…


Jim Ryun is a congressman in Kansas these days, but in his teens… he was a world renowned runner… He’s the first teenager ever to break the 4 minute mile!  He was 17 when he ran sub 4… AMAZING…  He’s held world records in the Mile, 800 meters, some relays, and other races too!  He’s a totally down to earth, very spiritually driven man, and it was a pleasure and honor to meet him.  The kids here at camp loved him and loved his talk last night!
What a wonderful treat!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2007 7:23 am

    Oh wow! I am a runner as well as a knitter, so I realize what an amazing guest speaker y’all got.

  2. August 15, 2007 10:38 pm

    How cool is that?! How did you get him to visit? (And I do know who he is, from my running days…)

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