15 FEB 2006 General News

“Larry” Black dies

Sprint star Lawrence “Larry” Black, 54, who won two medals at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, died Wednesday 8 February 2006, of an aneurysm.

Black won a gold medal for running the first leg on USA's winning 4x100m relay squad, where he also captured the silver medal in the 200m in 20.19 seconds from the inside lane.

A star at North Carolina Central University, Black won the NCAA outdoor 220-yard title in 1971 and also won NAIA outdoor titles in 1971 (220-yd.) and 1972 (200m). He had a personal best of 20.0 in the 200m.

Black is survived by his wife Cherese, four daughters and two grandsons.

Knut Gulbrandsen for the IAAF