Steve Larsen passed away Tuesday of an apparent heart attack at the age of 39 after collapsing during a track running workout. Ã‚Â Medical attention was provided immediately, but they were unable to resuscitate him. Ã‚Â He leaves behind a wife and five children.
While most of his recent athletic accomplishments were focused on Triathlon, Steve Larsen got his start in pro cycling with the legendary Motorola squad before becoming one of the top pro mountain bike racers in the world during the 90s. Ã‚Â Following his cycling-centric career, he moved to Triathlon and immediately became a threat to the established leaders because of his crushing bike leg performances.
Later, he moved to the business side of things with an equity ownership in Steve Larsen Properties (real estate brokerage) and Worldtri.com (online tri goods retailer). Ã‚Â He competed until the end, most recently placing 83rd in the Pro Men’s field at the 2009 Sea Otter Classic. Ã‚Â Dan Empfield posted a very nice story on Larsen yesterday on SlowTwitch.com.