Larry Young (racewalker)

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Larry Young
Young bathing in the steeplechase pool after winning the 50 km race at the 1972 Olympic Trials
Personal information
BornFebruary 10, 1943 (1943-02-10) (age 80)
Independence, Missouri, U.S.
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
ClubMid-America Track Club, Kansas City
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)20 km – 1:30:10 (1974)
50 km – 4:00:46 (1972)[1][2]
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1968 Mexico City 50 km walk
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Munich 50 km walk
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1967 Winnipeg 50 km walk
Gold medal – first place 1971 Cali 50 km walk

Lawrence Dean "Larry" Young (born February 10, 1943) is an American racewalker. He had his best results in the 50 km distance, winning bronze medals at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics and gold medals at the 1967 and 1971 Pan American Games. Young is the only American to ever win a medal in long distance racewalking.[3]

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

Young is an accomplished 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.[3] He also has works on display with the Art of the Olympians.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Larry Young Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at". February 10, 1943. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  2. ^ Larry Young.
  3. ^ a b "Larry Young Sculpture". Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  4. ^ "Larry Young". Retrieved September 15, 2015.