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Mike Larrabee

Full name: Michael Denny "Mike" Larrabee
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: December 2, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 22, 2003 in Santa Maria, California, United States
Affiliations: Southern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

At the age of 30, Mike Larrabee is the oldest man to have won the Olympic 400m title. After ranking second in the world in 1957 he showed in-and-out form over the next six seasons, but in 1964 he was back at his best and, after winning the AAU 400m, he went on to become Olympic champion and won a second gold medal in the relay. Larrabee, a Southern Cal graduate, later became a regional Coors distributor.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.5 (1964); 200 – 21.0 (1959); 400 – 44.9 (1964).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics United States Final 1 45.1 45.15 5
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 46.0 46,02
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 46.5 46,57
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 46.8 46,88

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) ST
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 3:00.7 44,8
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:05.3
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