Gophersports.com: Use five words to describe yourself.
Andrew Larsen: Weird, quirky, sleepy, dopey, and funky
GS: Describe your perfect day - who would you spend it with, what would you do, where would you be?
AL: I don't know about my perfect day but one of my favorite days this year has been going for a run, grabbing some Chipotle, and sitting on the couch with the apartment 5 guys watching Heroes
GS: What is your pre-race
AL: I usually have a bowl of oatmeal and just try and relax. I don't have many superstitions.
GS: Other than the Gophers, what is your favorite sports team? (College or Pro)
AL: The Minnesota Vikings
GS: What do you miss the most about being at home?
AL: Definitely the thing I miss most is my mom's cooking, particularly pepperoni bread
GS: Who was the most famous person you have ever met?
AL: Candice Parker, she ref'd one of my grade school basketball games
GS: If your life was to be turned into a movie, what genre would it be; what would the title be; what actor would you have star in it?
AL: I don't know about a movie but Steve Sulkin and I plan on making a TV show called "Sittin' Supes Close With Steve and Lars." It's a TV show about quoting other shows.
GS: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
AL: Probably Japan, I've always wanted to go there
GS: What was the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?
AL: I have a few from the past couple years of College but I doubt they would be appropriate.
GS: What is the best advice you have received? Who was it from?
AL: One of the best pieces of advice I've been given was from a high school training partner of mine, Charlie Kern. When I was a sophomore in High School he asked me a simple question "How good do you want to be?" It wasn't really advice, but I think about that almost every day before I go for a run.
GS: What are you listening to on your iPod right now?
AL: Gordon Lightfoot, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
GS: If you had the choice to travel either forward or backward in time, which would you choose? Why?
AL: Forwards, because than I wouldn't need roads.
GS: Where is your favorite place at the University of Minnesota?
AL: The walking bridge overlooking downtown and the 35W bridge at night, when it's lit up.
GS: What is your major? Why did you choose this major?
AL: Computer Science, I enjoy working with computers.
GS: What is the first thing you think about when you
AL: If I'm late for class or not
GS: Do you have any siblings? How many?
AL: Yes, I have a younger brother Alec. He's 16.
GS: What is your favorite class or professor so
far at Minnesota, and why?
AL: My favorite class has been Sports in a Diverse Society
GS: If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would you eat?
AL: Pizza definitely
GS: Who was your role-model as a child? Why? Has your role model changed now that you are older?
AL: My role model growing up was Chris Carter but my role model now is my Dad. The older I get the more I can appreciate how hard he works everyday to support our family.
GS: How has being a student and athlete at Minnesota influenced your life?
AL: Having the opportunity to not only attend Minnesota as a student, but also to represent the Gophers on the cross country course has been a great blessing. I am extremely thankful for the opportunity that Coach Plaz has given me. This has led to my desire to get everything I can out of myself, both in running and in school, so that I do not waste what I have been given.