December 22, 2020
Longstanding women’s U.S. indoor Mile record shattered; 11th U.S. high schooler sub-4; two outdoor Masters age group world records; COVID-19 causes cancelled events, limited racing year
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile
The main storyline of 2020 was obviously the COVID-19 pandemic and its...
June 22, 2020
The story of his performance at Maryland in 1978 when he set the indoor Mile world record was the stuff of legend.
By Sal Maiorana, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Rochester native Dick Buerkle, who at one time held the world indoor Mile recorde and twice qualified for the United States...
May 02, 2013
Date of Statehood: April 28, 1778
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...
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 indoor world record in the...
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...