Larry Black

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Larry Black
Larry Black 1972.jpg
Larry Black in 1972
Personal information
Born July 20, 1951
Miami, Florida, United States
Died February 8, 2006 (aged 54)
Miami, Florida, United States
Alma mater North Carolina Central University
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100–400 m
Club North Carolina Central University
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 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. 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 become director of its parks and recreation department.[1]


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