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Bakersfield College welcomes Olympic medalist Jim Ryun

Posted at 4:52 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 19:52:33-04

Bakersfield College will be welcoming Olympic Medalist and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Jim Ryun on Thursday, May 17th.

There will be a meet and greet at the Sheraton Ballroom from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

There will be a $20 fee at the door. photo opportunities will be available. 

Jim Ryun set the world record set for the outdoor mile, with a time of 3:51.1 at Bakersfield College's Memorial Stadium at the 1967 Track and Field Championships. 

Ryun will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the world record he set at the stadium.