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MUST WATCH- President Trump Medal of Freedom Jim Ryun Ceremony

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Published on 24 Jul 2020 / In News & Politics

⁣MUST WATCH- President Trump Medal of Freedom Jim Ryun Ceremony


⁣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 legendary runner."

In announcing the award, the White House described Ryun, 73, as one of the most accomplished American runners in history.

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