Larry Black
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Larry Black

Larry Black
Larry Black 1972.jpg
Larry Black in 1972
Personal information
Born(1951-07-20)July 20, 1951
Miami, Florida, United States
DiedFebruary 8, 2006(2006-02-08) (aged 54)
Miami, Florida, United States
Alma materNorth Carolina Central University
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Event(s)100-400 m
ClubNorth Carolina Central University
Achievements and titles
Personal 100 yd - 9.3 (1974)
200 m - 20.19 (1972)
440 yd - 46.6 (1970)

Lawrence Jeffery "Mutt" Black (July 20, 1951 - February 8, 2006) was an American sprinter, winner of the gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay and silver medal in the 200 m at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.[1]

Black was born in Miami, Florida, and graduated from Miami Killian Senior High with a scholarship to North Carolina Central University. Larry's coach at Miami Killian was Leroy Daniels. While studying there he won the NCAA 220 yd (200 m) championships in 1971. At the 1972 Olympics, Black ran the opening leg in the American 4 × 100 m relay team. The team won a gold medal and equalled the United States' own world record of 38.19 seconds. His cousin Gerald Tinker, also from the Miami area (rival Coral Gables High School), ran the third leg in that same gold medal winning race.[1]

After retiring from sport Black returned to Miami and became director of its parks and recreation department.[1] He died from an aneurysm in Miami on February 8, 2006 at the age of 54.


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