PR: 2:14:57 (1997)
Born: December 24, 1969 in Boulder, Colorado
Current Residence: Boulder, Colorado
High School: Fairview (Boulder, Colo.) HS '89
College: Colorado '94
Coach: Mark Plaatjes
Club: New Balance
Career Highlights: 2001 U.S. marathon champion; 4th at 2000 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.
Coached by 1993 World Marathon champion Mark Plaatjes, Larson has competed for U.S. in World Championships in cross country, road relay and half-marathon. In 2001, he won his first U.S. title, finishing as the top American at the New York City Marathon The former high school soccer and basketball player walked on to the University of Colorado cross country team and became an All-American. At times he trains at a remote cabin at 10,800 feet near Fairplay, Coloradoan avid ski-mountaineer, Larson enjoys hiking and skiing down 14,000 foot peaks.
2002: 6th at USA 15 km Champs (44:54) In
the second mile of the New York City Marathon, Larson tore his right plantar fascia
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge best of 44:54.
2001: USA Marathon champion (2:15.26), finishing as the top America at the NYC Marathon and placing 13th overallUSA Running circuit Grand Prix co-champion with Dan Brownetop American 33rd at World Half-Marathon Championships (1:03:08 personal record)ranked # 2 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 2:15:26.
2000: 4th at Olympic Trials Marathon (2:17:15)9th at USA Winter Cross Country Championships 12Kranked #5 in U.S. by Track & Field Newsbest of 2:17:15.
1999: 21st at Chicago MarathonUSARC Grand Prix runner-up2nd at USA Half-Marathon Championships (1:04:26 at Parkersburg)ranked #8 in U.S. by Track & Field Newsbest of 2:15:16.
1998: 7th at USA Outdoor Championships 10,000m...ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 30:15.33.
1997: 9th at 10,000m at USA Outdoor Championships17th at Chicago Marathonranked #9 at 10K in U.S. by T&FNbests of 28:54.04 & 2:14:57.