Well, Burleson is now a week older but no nearer to finding out what he can do. Half an hour before the mile was to begin Grelle announced that he was switching to the 5,000-meter run. Burlie, unchallenged, followed a slow pace for three quarters and then sprinted ahead to win in 4:01.4. He was surprisingly generous about Grelle's disappointing switch in plans. "Jim's got a good 5,000 in him," he said. "I think it's wonderful that he has the opportunity to try it."
If Grelle has only one good 5,000-meter run in his system, it is still there. His win over Olympic Steeplechaser George Young assuredly was not it. They dawdled along behind an easy early pace set by Ron Larrieu, then sprinted through the last 300 yards to a close decision that went to Grelle, though both were timed in a slow 14:10.8. Grelle has not made up his mind whether to stick with the long distances or go back to the mile, so Burleson is still looking for a fast race, hopefully soon and against Ryun of Kansas. The chief difficulty here is that though both Ryun and Burleson want a match race, each seems to be waiting for the other to name the time and the place. Unless some enterprising meet promoter sets up a three-way telephone hookup, this sort of thing could go on into winter.