Dyrol Burleson

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Dyrol Burleson
Alan Simpson, Dyrol Burleson 1964.jpg
Dyrol Burleson (right) at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1940-04-27) April 27, 1940 (age 75)
Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 1500 m
Club Oregon Track Club
Coached by Bill Bowerman
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 880 yd – 1:48.2 (1962)
1500 m – 3:38.8 (1964)
1 mile – 3:55.6 (1963)
2 miles – 8:39.6 (1966)

Dyrol Jay Burleson (born April 27, 1940) is a retired middle-distance runner from the United States. He attended the University of Oregon, where he ran track under the coach Bill Bowerman. Burleson lettered in track and field in 1960, 1961, and 1962.[1] He won the AAU 1500 m title in 1959, 1961 and 1963, and the NCAA title in the 1500 m in 1960, and in the mile in 1961–62. Burleson was Pan American champion in 1959, and in May 1962 he anchored the Oregon 4×mile relay team that set a new world record.[2]

In 2010 Burleson was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.[3]

Accomplishments[edit]

  • 1960 Olympic Games 1500 meters: 3:40.9 (6th place)[4]
  • 1964 Olympic Games 1500 meters: 3:40.0 (5th place)[4]
  • 1960 American Record holder 1500 meters : 3:41.3[4]
  • 1960 American Record holder 1500 meters : 3:40.9[4]
  • 1960 American Record holder 1 Mile : 3:58.6[4]
  • 1961 American Record holder 1 Mile : 3:57.6[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Oregon Women’s Track and Field / Cross Country Letterwinners. University of Oregon Track & Field. 2006
  2. ^ Dyrol Burleson. sports-reference
  3. ^ Tom Surber (November 4, 2010) USATF announces Class of 2010 Hall of Fame Inductees. usatf.org
  4. ^ a b c d e f DUCK RECORD HOLDERS. goducks.com