Mile News Tagged Dyrol Burleson


The Oregon Track Club presents inaugural Sub-4 Reunion

April 28, 2016

​Celebrating the men who broke 4 minutes in the Mile and ran for legendary coach Bill Bowerman from 1956-70

From Oregon Track Club

Ten runners from the University of Oregon: Jim Bailey, Jim Grelle, Dyrol Burleson, Keith Forman, Archie San Romani, Wade Bell, Dave Wilborn, Arne Kvalheim, Roscoe...

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Dyrol Burleson Interview

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...

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Dyrol Burleson (1954-58) Lions’ World Class Track Legend

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...

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Dyrol Burleson, Miler

March 10, 2003

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...

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A Kansas Boy with a Man-Size Task

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...

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The New Herb Elliott

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...

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