Diana Lynn Richburg (born July 2, 1963) is an American former middle-distance runner.[1] She competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and won the 1985 US national title at 1500 metres.


Born in Troy, New York, Richburg finished fourth in the 800m at the 1984 US Olympic Trials, before earning selection for the Los Angeles Olympics by finishing third in the 1500m in 4:04.07. At the Olympics, she failed to reach the final. She won the 1500m title at the 1985 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 4:04.73.

Richburg achieved her lifetime best for 1500m when finishing seventh in the 1987 World Championship final, running 4:01.79. The following year, she missed out on Olympic selection when she finished sixth in the 1500m at the 1988 US Olympic Trials in 4:09.68.

At the 1992 US Olympic Trials, Richburg won her 800m heat in 2:01.28, but failed to reach the final after finishing seventh in her semifinal in 2:05.06.[2]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
1983 Universiade Edmonton, Canada 5th 800 m 2:02.32
Pan American Games Caracas, Venezuela 6th 800 m 2:05.29
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 14th (h) 1500 m 4:13.35
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 8th 800 m 2:05.86
Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 5th 1500 m 4:15.04
World Championships Rome, Italy 7th 1500 m 4:01.79
(h) Indicates overall position in qualifying heats


  1. ^ "Diana Richburg". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. ^ "History of the Olympic Trials" (PDF). Track and Field News. Retrieved 24 October 2017.