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Dyrol Burleson

Full name: Dyrol Jay Burleson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: April 27, 1940 in Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Oregon Track Club, Eugene (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Dyrol Burleson was best American milers in the early 1960s, twice making the Olympic final in the 1500. He won the AAU 1500 title in 1959, 1961, and 1963, and was Pan American gold medalist in the 1500 in 1959. Competing for Oregon, Burleson won the NCAA title at 1500 metres in 1960, and the mile in 1961-62. In May 1962, he anchored the Oregon 4×mile relay team that broke the world record.

Personal Bests: 880y – 1:48.2 (1962); 1500 – 3:38.8 (1964); Mile – 3:55.6 (1963); 2 miles – 8:39.6 (1966).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 6
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 5

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Final 6 3:40.9
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Round One Heat One 3 QU 3:42.2 3:42.40
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final 5 3:40.0
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 3:41.5
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Round One Heat One 3 QU 3:45.6
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