Ron Larrieu
Personal information
Full nameGilbert Ronald Larrieu
NationalityAmerican
Born(1937-05-23)May 23, 1937
San Francisco, California, U.S.
DiedJune 1, 2020(2020-06-01) (aged 83)
Sport
SportLong-distance running
Event10,000 metres

Gilbert Ronald Larrieu (May 23, 1937 – June 1, 2020), known as Ron Larrieu, was an American long-distance runner.[1] He competed in the men's 10,000 metres at the 1964 Summer Olympics.[2] He was the older brother of American five-time Olympian Francie Larrieu.

Ron ran for Palo Alto High School, winning the 1956 CIF California State Meet in the mile in 4:20.1.[3] He was ranked #3 in the country that year. Earlier in the season he broke the 2 mile high school record that had stood for 31 years.[4] Collegiately he ran for Cal Poly Pomona.[5]

He was a two time national champion in cross country, in 1965 and 1966.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Ron Larrieu". Olympedia. Retrieved June 18, 2020.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ron Larrieu". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  3. ^ Unknown. "California State Meet Results - 1915 to present". lynbrooksports.prepcaltrack.com. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "Larrieu no longer running from self". October 13, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  5. ^ Conning, Keith (January 4, 2015). "THE CONNING TOWER by Keith Conning: Olympian Ron Larrieu (Palo Alto High School, California 1956; Cal Poly Pomona)". Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "USA Cross Country Champions - Men". USATF.org.