Larry Black

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Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Gold 1972 Munich 4 x 100 m relay
Silver 1972 Munich 200 metres

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

Born in Miami, Florida, graduating from Miami Killian Senior High with a scholarship to North Carolina Central University, Larry Black won, as a North Carolina Central University student, the NCAA 220 yd (200 m) championships in 1971.

At the 1972 Olympics, Black ran the opening leg in the American 4 x 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.

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