Trump honors former track phenom and Kansas congressman Ryun
July 24, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday presented one of the nation's highest civilian honors to Jim Ryun, a former Republican congressman and the first U.S. high schooler to break the 4-minute barrier in running the mile.
Ryun was the 1968 Olympic silver medalist in the 1,500-meter run and is a three-time Olympian. Trump presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House, calling him a "legendary athlete and a legendary runner."
"Jim has personified the greatness of our country throughout his life," Trump said. "He's a giant of American...