October 27, 2017
“I had the desire not to lose... I guess that’s a mental side.”
By Justin Much, Stayton Mail
Who better is there to ask about his favorite place to run than a world class runner?
Two-time Olympic middle-distance runner Dyrol Burleson, an inductee of the National Track & Field Hall of Fame,...
May 01, 2012
Greatest running moment: That first sub-4 Mile on Hayward Field thanks to Ernie Cunliffe – that would be it.
By Gary Cohen
Dyrol Burleson was a member of the 1960 and 1964 United States Olympic teams in the 1500 meters where he finished in sixth and fifth place, respectively. He won the 1960...
March 05, 2008
Two-time Olympian was first runner to break the 4-minute Mile barrier at the University of Oregon
By Jerry Thompson, Cottage Grove Sentinel
It all began with a magazine cover. As a 14-year old growing up in Cottage Grove, Dyrol Burleson saw a photo of Great Britain's Roger Bannister on the...
September 14, 1964
This week in Los Angeles, 135 athletes will be competing for 60 positions on the U.S. Olympic track & field team. Some of them—such as Dyrol Burleson, Bob Schul and Henry Carr—have already clinched a spot on the team, provided they are still in good shape, by virtue of their victories in the...
May 30, 1960
Two-time Olympian featured on two SI covers: "The Mile was really something back then."
By Farrell Evans, Sports Illustrated
As a precocious teenager growing up in Cottage Grove, Ore., in 1954, Dyrol Burleson set three goals: run a sub-4 minute Mile as Roger Bannister had in making history...
May 30, 1960
Australia's superb Miler may still be the best in the world, but he has lost his fierce dedication. Now he faces the challenge of Oregon's Dyrol Burleson, who is still hungry
By Tex Maule, Sports Illustrated
Two years ago a grim, young, hawk-nosed Australian named Herb Elliott was the talk...