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We chatted with @runmeb's coach about the marathoner's injury and chances at the Games. #London2012

We chatted with @runmeb's coach about the marathoner's injury and chances at the Games. #London2012

By Amby Burfoot Photo by Victah Sailer Bob Larsen has been coaching distance runners for the last 50 years, at Monte Vista High School (San Diego), Grossmont College, UCLA, and with several iterations of the Mammoth Track Club in Mammoth Lakes, California. He began coaching U.S. Olympic marathoner Meb Keflezighi at UCLA in the mid-1990s, and they have been working together ever since. In his last Olympic appearance, Keflezighi, now 37, won the silver medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic Marathon. Last January in Houston, he lowered his personal record to 2:09:08 to win the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Keflezighi and Larsen at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Birmingham, Alabama. Here Larsen talks about their final preparations for the London Olympic Marathon, a recent setback, Meb’s particular talents, and his own thoughts on the changing marathon world. The conversat...

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