Ron Larrieu is confirmed dead at the age of 83.
Ron was best known as a American Olympic athlete .
Ron Larrieu
Personal information
Full nameGilbert Ronald Larrieu
NationalityAmerican
Born(1937-05-23)May 23, 1937
San Francisco
DiedJune 1, 2020(2020-06-01) (aged 83)
Sport
SportLong-distance running
Event(s)10,000 metres
Gilbert Ronald Larrieu (May 23, 1937 – June 1, 2020) was an American long-distance runner. He competed in the men's 10,000 metres at the 1964 Summer Olympics. He is the older brother of American 5-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. 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. Collegiately he ran for Cal Poly Pomona.
He was a two time national champion in cross country, in 1965 and 1966.
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