Mile News Tagged Dick Buerkle


State Mile Guide: #7 Maryland

May 02, 2013

Date of Statehood: April 28, 1778
Capital: Annapolis
Motto: Fatti maschii, parole femine (Strong Deeds, Gentle Words)

Marylanders may be sandwiched between a number of states, but this small American land mass is one of the most densely populated states home to great Milers. Leading the way...

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Dick Buerkle, Miler

January 21, 2002

By Kristin Green Morse, Sports Illustrated

Dick Buerkle loved Oreos and peanut butter so much that he devoured nine of the cookies and two PB&J sandwiches a few hours before a race on Jan. 13, 1978. The unorthodox carbo loading worked: That night Buerkle broke the world indoor record in the...

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Putting It All Up Front

January 23, 1978

When Dick Buerkle quit teaching to sell contact lenses he also discarded come-from-behind race tactics, and after a jackrabbit start he broke the indoor Mile record

By Anita Verschoth, Sports Illustrated

It was Friday the 13th and, naturally, Dick Buerkle's flight out of Buffalo at 12:30pm...

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