Thursday, May 21, 2009

Steve Larsen Dies During Running Workout

WOW big shock to the endurance world, Steve Larsen dies after a running workout.
A married father to five children and multisport business entrepreneur with a professional sports background that spanned from road cycling, MTB, Track and Cyclocross to triathlon, Steve Larsen passed away on Tuesday evening in the midst of a track workout. It is reported that he collapsed on the track and CPR was administered, but he could not be revived.

Steve had retired from his professional career as a triathlete in 2003, and had run his own bike shop business before moving on to commercial real estate. However, he returned to the pro ranks in 2008, placing 3rd overall at the Vineman 70.3 and posting a 9:19 in Kona. But instead, Steve felt his greatest athletic accomplishment in 2008 was raising funds for Challenged Athletes Foundation Operation Rebound at the CA 70.3. More from