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J. J. Ryan

Full name: John J. "J. J." Ryan
Other name(s): Jack Ryan
Gender: Male
Born: February 23, 1893 in Ballyglasheen, Kilfeacle, Tipperary, Ireland
Died: January 6, 1963 in Tipperary, Tipperary, Ireland
Affiliations: Tipperary AC, Tipperary (IRL)
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Athletics

Biography

In his teens, J. J. Ryan worked at a lime kiln near his home and was often sent by his fellow workers to a shop in Bansha, and he would run the entire way, getting back quicker than seemed possible to his co-workers. They advised him to take up athletics and from 1915-26 he won Irish titles from 880 yards up to 4 miles, and was also Irish cross-country champion three times. In 1925 Ryan had his greatest year, placing second at the International Cross-Country Championship and winning the Berlin International cross-country meet. Ryan started out with Dromline Athletic Club but joined Tipperary Athletic Club in 1923. Ryan was a successful farmer at Cordangan, Tipperary, and regularly won ribbons at local agricultural shows. A few weeks prior to his death, he was chosen for the Knocknagow Award, given to an outstanding Tipperary sportsperson, although it would be awarded posthumously.

Personal Best: 10000 – unknown.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 31 Paris Athletics Men's 10,000 metres Ireland IRL AC DNF
1924 Summer 31 Paris Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Individual Ireland IRL AC DNF

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1924 Summer 31 Paris Athletics Ireland Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Cross-Country, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1924 Summer 31 Paris Athletics Ireland Final Standings AC DNF