February 24, 2006
24 seconds with Steve Larsen
BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

Langley's Steve Larsen played football at Burnaby Central secondary and was provincial champion in 100-metre sprint. The bobsleigh brakeman makes his debut today.

24 hours: How were the opening ceremonies?

Steve Larsen: "It was overwhelming to take it all in. There are so many things to see all at once. We had so much time to call family while other nations were walking in."

24 : How do you prepare for a race?

Steve : "Bobsledding has a lot of aggression, so you listen to intense music. I stick to Metallica's black album. "

24 : How did you go from football to track and field to bobsleigh?

Steve : "They had identification camps in Vancouver. Bobsled Canada showed interest. With a speed/football background, the combination put me in a good position."

24 : What is your favourite place to compete in Europe?

Steve : "St. Moritz, Switzerland. There's something about the picturesque winterland, what you see on Christmas cards. The trains, home made bobsled tracks, the horse and carriage through the snow. I watched a horse race on a frozen lake, Beautiful.