Wilbur Burroughs

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Wilbur Burroughs
Wilbur Burroughs 1908.jpg
Wilbur Burroughs in 1908
Personal information
Born June 13, 1884
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
Died August 6, 1960 (aged 76)
Granite City, Illinois, United States
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot put, discus throw, hammer throw
Club Chicago AA
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) SP – 13.53 m (1908)
DT – 40.93 m (1908)
HT – 45.79 m (1908)[1][2]

Wilbur Gordon Burroughs, Sr. (June 13, 1884 – August 6, 1960) was an American track and field athlete who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics. He finished eighth in the Greek discus throw event and tenth in the traditional discus throw; his result in the shot put is unknown. He was also a member of the American tug of war team that was eliminated in the first round.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wilbur Burroughs. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Wilbur Burroughs. trackfield.brinkster.net