Sullivan Award presented to the best amateur athlete in the U. Connection to Mark Foley
After Rep. 0 at the Kansas Relays in 1969 Ryan's 3:57.
Years prior to his political career Ryun had an athletic career that saw him become a world-class runner and the last American to hold the world record in the mile run. His career was highlighted by many world record times and a silver medal in the 1500 m at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.