Larry Young is an American walker and two time Olympic bronze medalist in the 50 kilometer walk – 1968 and 1972. Young is the only American to ever win a medal in long distance race-walking. He is a professional 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.