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About the Film

"A touching celebration of a coach and mentor" - New York Times


"The driving force behind American distance running’s current revival" - Orange County Register 


"Shows The Secret Behind Meb’s Ongoing Marathon Success" - Women's Running


"The Larsen movie was awesome!" - Coach Vin Lananna 

Dedication, discipline, drive and heart are qualities in all great long distance runners and in all those who reach for the American Dream. They are also at the core of the documentary, City Slickers Can't Stay With Me: The Coach Bob Larsen Story.

Coach Bob Larsen's life-long commitment to understanding the sport of distance running has been a key contributing factor in the resurgence of American distance running on the international stage. Larsen's ability to galvanize the emotional, intellectual and physiological components of his runners has garnered unwavering respect from his athletes, former athletes and his peers and has produced winning teams and star athletes from unlikely circumstances.

Framing the film is Coach Larsen's long collaboration with Meb Keflezighi, the world-class distance runner with a unique American success story. Through Meb, City Slickers Can't Stay With Me reminds us that great achievements are rarely made on one's own.



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