Mike Larrabee

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMichael Denny "Mike"•Larrabee
Used nameMike•Larrabee
Born2 December 1933 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
Died22 April 2003 in Santa Maria, California (USA)
Measurements186 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsSouthern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2


The age of 30, Mike Larrabee is the oldest man to have won the Olympic 400m title through 2020. 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).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Mike Larrabee
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold