Larry Young (racewalker)

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Larry Young
Personal information
BornFebruary 10, 1943 (1943-02-10) (age 76)
Independence, Missouri, U.S.

Larry Young (born February 10, 1943, Independence, Missouri, United States) is an American athlete who competed mainly in the 50 kilometer walk.

He competed for the United States in the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City, Mexico in the 50 kilometer walk where he won the bronze medal. He repeated this feat four years later in Munich at the 1972 Summer Olympics despite finishing the race a full 30 minutes quicker.[1] Young is the only American to ever win a medal in long distance racewalking.[2]

Young graduated from Columbia College (Missouri), where he attended on the only racewalking scholarship given in the United States.[1]

Larry Young is also a sculptor who has placed over 50 monumental outdoor sculptures nationally and abroad. Most of his work has been in bronze, but he also works with stainless steel, marble, and other materials. He owns and operates a full-scale, 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) foundry where he personally creates and produces most of his work.[2] He also has works on display with the Art of the Olympians.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Larry Young Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at". February 10, 1943. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Larry Young Sculpture". Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Larry Young". Retrieved September 15, 2015.

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