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.

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