Beginning our 7th year and over 2500 pages. A blog for fans of Track and Field from the 1950's and 60's, culled from various articles in sports journals of the day with added commentaries from readers who lived and ran and coached in that era.
We're the equivalent of an American Legion post of Track and Field but without cheap beer. You may contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or write a comment at the end of a given posting.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
V5 N. 69 Larry Stuart Javelin Immortal R.I.P.
Larry Stuart, Russian Interpreter, and Blaine Lindgren , Moscow, 1963
Mike Solomon sent us this notice of the passing of Larry Stuart. Larry was a lifelong world class competitor. Twice came up short to make an Olympic team due to injuries and illness. The link to his life story on Masters Track is well worth reading to know about a guy who loved the sport, could throw almost his entire life at world level, and who was not afraid to take umbrage with the administrators of the sport when they failed to do their jobs. Wish I had known him, but his friends certainly make their feelings known in this tribute. This picture we have of him came from US teammate Jim Allen from their European tour in 1963.