Sam Burley

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Samuel "Sam" Burley (born February 13, 1981, in St. Ignatius, Montana) is an American middle-distance track athlete. He currently holds the American record in the 4x800 m relay along with David Krummenacker, Jebreh Harris, and Khadevis Robinson. Their time, set in 2006, broke the previous world record.[1]

Burley was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a three-time NCAA All-American, the 2003 NCAA national champion in the 800 m,[2] and the 2002 Heptagonal Championships winner in the 1,500 m. After graduation, he competed in the 800 m distance in the 2003 World Outdoor Championships and was 7th at the Olympic Trials in 2004.[3] Most recently, he finished 2nd in the 800 m at the 2007 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Boston, Massachusetts.[4]


  1. ^ "Former Quaker Part of American 4x800-Meter Record". University of Pennsylvania. 2006-08-28. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  2. ^ Palmer, Heather (2006-02-20). "Former Tracksters Among the Best in the World". University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Athlete Bios: Sam Burley". USA Track & Field. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
  4. ^ Litsky, Frank (2007-02-26). "Webb Toys With Tactics and the Field in Winning the Mile". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-03.