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Francie Larrieu-Smith

Full name: Francis Ann "Francie" Larrieu-Smith (-Lutz-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: November 23, 1952 in Palo Alto, California, United States
Affiliations: San Jose Cindergals/Pacific Coast Club/New Balance
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Sister of Ron Larrieu; Wife (divorced) of Mark Lutz.

Biography

Francie Larrieu-Smith had one of the distance running longest careers of any American ever. She competed in the Olympic Games in 1972, 1976, 1988, and 1992, won 16 national titles on the track, three AIAW titles, all in 1974, and was AAU cross-country champion in 1973-74. Internationally, Larrieu represented the USA numerous times, placing second at the 1977 World Cup in the 1,500 and second in the 1991 World Cup marathon. She is the sister of Ron Larrieu, an Olympic distance runner for the US, is a member of the United States Track & Field Hall of Fame, and now works in public relations. Larrieu-Smith attended Cal State Long Beach and UCLA, and represented numerous clubs during her long career.

Personal Bests: 800 – 2:00.22 (1976); 1500 – 4:05.09 (1976); Mile – 4:27.52 (1979); 3000 – 8:50.54 (1985); 2 miles – 9:38.1i (1981); 5000 – 15:15.2 (1988); 10000 – 31:28.92 (1991); Mar – 2-27:35 (1991).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 8 h2 r2/3
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 9 h2 r2/3
1988 Summer 35 Seoul Athletics Women's 10,000 metres United States USA 5
1992 Summer 39 Barcelona Athletics Women's Marathon United States USA 12

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 8 4:15.26
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 3 QU 4:11.18
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 9 4:09.07
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 6 QC 4:07.21

Women's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1988 Summer 35 Seoul Athletics United States Final 5 31:35.52
1988 Summer 35 Seoul Athletics United States Round One Heat One 6 QU 31:52.02

Women's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 39 Barcelona Athletics United States Final Standings 12 2-41:09