|Born||22 June 1954|
|Employer||3AW, Seven Network|
Early life and athletics career
Larkins was educated at St Joseph's College in Geelong, where he was highly regarded and respected as a cheerful and down to earth person. He was very good at sport at school as well as being prominent in the school cadet unit. He later became a prominent track and field athlete - representing Australia in the steeplechase at the 1976 Summer Olympics, 1982 Commonwealth Games and 1981 World Cup. He won the national 3000 m steeplechase championships every year between 1976 and 1983, except for 1982 when he came second.
Among Larkins' education include an honours degree in Medical Science, as well as a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery. He travelled the world studying sports medicine and set up a private practise in the 1980s.
Larkins later joined the Nine Network as a boundary rider for AFL games. Later he served providing the latest player injury updates on 'The Sunday Footy Show'.
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