It is with great sadness that I hear of the death of Ed Burke, the prominent American exercise physiologist and author. I have certainly had the pleasure of benefiting from his written work – as will have most Sports Scientists involved in cycling.
Edmund R. Burke, PhD, was a professor and director of the exercise science program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He received his doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Ohio State University, and his master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Ball State University. He was also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, for which he had also served as Vice President. He was director for the Center of Science and Technology for the US Cycling Team in Colorado Springs from 1982 to 1987. He was also a staff member for the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Cycling Teams.
Ed died of an apparent heart attack whilst riding his bike with friends last Thursday 7th November at the age of 53 and is survived by his wife Kathleen.
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picture below: One of the many publications with which Ed Burke was involved