Dr. James Dobson
Guest:Mr. Jim & Anne Ryun and Family
Host: Dr. James Dobson
February 12, 2013
Do you want to have a strong family with children who love the Lord and each other? Dr. Dobson sits down with Olympic runner, Jim Ryun and his family. While they will be the first to admit they are FAR from perfect, they have a lot of wisdom to share with other parents about schooling, discipline and dating. Don't miss this practical conversation for families. Jim Ryun a former Representative from Kansas: born in Wichita, Sedgewick County, KS. April 29, 1947; graduated from Wichita East High School, Wichita, KS., 1965. B.A., University of Kansas in Photojournalism, Lawrence, KS., 1970; President, Jim Ryun Sports, Inc.; Silver Medalist, Olympic Games, 1968; product consultant; motivational speaker. Elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth Congress; became a member of the One Hundred Fourth Congress under the provisions of Kansas State Law (k.s.a. 25-3503[d]) on November 27, 1996, re-elected to the One Hundred Sixth Congress and to the three succeeding Congress (November 27, 1996-January 3, 2007). Jim Ryun was a member of the Armed Services, Budget and Financial Service Committees. Jim served as a citizen-statesman with a commitment to honesty and integrity. Ryun achieved national acclaim as a track and field star while a high school student in Wichita, Kansas. In 1965 Jim set the male high school mile record of 3:55.3 , a record that stood for 36 years. He was the first high school boy to run the mile in under 4 minutes. Jim participated in three summer Olympic games: 1964, 1968, and 1972, winning a silver medal in the 1500 meter run in 1968. Jim also held the World record in the mile, 1500 meters and 880 yards. He turned professional shortly after the 1972 Olympic games. Jim is the founder and president of Jim Ryun sports, Inc., a public relations company. He has also partnered with the resound Hearing Aid Co., creating his own program "Sounds of Success," aimed at helping hearing impaired children fulfill their potential. Currently, Jim is representing Adidas as a world-wide representative. The inaugural "Jim Ryun Dream Mile" was held June 12, 2010 in conjunction with the Adidas Grand Prix (Randall's Island, NY). The annual event showcases the best male and female prep milers and challenges young runners to become "The Next Jim Ryun". 2011 will usher in Jim Ryun featured footwear and apparel. Since 1973, Ryun and his family have hosted the Adidas Jim Ryun Running Camps every summer for young as well as adult runners held in Gettysburg, PA (Gettysburg College) and Ft Collins, CO (Colorado State University). Official website: www.ryunrunning.com. Jim and his sons, Ned and Drew, have co-authored three books: Heroes Among Us, The Courage To Run, and in Quest of Gold - The Jim Ryun Story. Married in January of 1969, Jim and Anne Ryun live in Washington, D.C. They have four adult children, and ten grandchildren. Jim and Anne are members of and attend Falls Church Anglican in Falls Church, Va.