Jack Ryan (runner)

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Born30 April 1922
Romsey, Victoria
Died16 November, 2016 (aged 94)
Melbourne, Victoria
Event(s)1500 – 10,000 m

John "Jack" George Ryan (30 April 1922 – 16 November 2016) was an Australia Masters athletics Long-distance running. After reading Aerobics by Kenneth H. Cooper at age 46, Ryan took up jogging and competed in his first race at 50.[1] Two years later he became the Masters M50 1500 metres world record progression world record holder.[1] He went on to set List of world records in masters athletics|masters world records in the 1500 - 10,000 m for the M50, M55 and M65 categories. At the 1987 Melbourne VII World Veterans' Games, Ryan won the M65 800 m, 1500 m, mile and 5000 m, setting world records in the 1500 – 5000 m.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Pennington, Jack (1995). A Life on the Run. Jack and Doris Pennington. pp. 69–70. ISBN 978-0-646-25991-8.
  2. Drake International VII World Veterans' Games Results Melbourne 1987. World Masters Athletics Championships' Games. pp. 7 and 10.

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