Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Vintage Liquori & Buerkle

Here's an unpublished photo from 1974 showing Marty Liquori, Tom Fleming, and Dick Buerkle at a meet in Germany. Who says distance runners cannot dress well?
For five consecutive years in the 1970s Buerkle and Liquori traded off as the #1 ranked American at 5000 meters. Buerkle was ranked #1 in 1974 and 1976 (when he won the USA Olympic Trials 5000), while Liquori was #1 in 1975, 1977 (when he was #1 in the world at that distance), and 1978.

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