|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||John J. "J. J."•Ryan|
|Used name||J. J.•Ryan|
|Other names||Jack Ryan|
|Born||23 February 1893 in Ballyglasheen, Kilfeacle (IRL)|
|Died||6 January 1963 in Tipperary (IRL)|
|Affiliations||Tipperary AC, Tipperary (IRL)|
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.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1924 Summer Olympics||Athletics||IRL||J. J. Ryan|
|5,000 metres, Men (Olympic)||DNS|
|10,000 metres, Men (Olympic)||AC|
|3,000 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic)||DNS|
|Cross-Country, Individual, Men (Olympic)||AC|