Coach Bob Larsen is the coach of Meb Keflezighi. Coach Larsen and Meb have been together for twenty years.
Bob Larsen is a coaches coach. I say that about few men and women who hold the title of coach. He understands his vocation is also avocation. Coach Larsen spent time at Grossmont Junior College, coached the Jamul Toads and then coached at UCLA. But, he started as a high school distance coach.
Coach Larsen sat down with me on Tuesday, April 22, at the post event press conference done by the Boston Marathon. Coach was beaming, as Meb took in the accolades, so well deserved, for his tough win at the 2014 Boston Marathon.
Note about the interview. There are two finishes. Listen past the first as Coach Larsen gives a message to all high school coaches, making the point of how important the your job truly is, working with 1.4 million athletes across the U.S.