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Larry Black

Larry Black
@font-face { font-family: "Times"; }@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } <p><b>Hometown:</b> US Navy Brat</p> <p><b>Residence:</b> Fort Myers, Florida</p> <p><b>Personal Facebook Page:</b> http://www.facebook.com/#!/larry.black3</p> <p><b>Career Highlights:</b></p> <p>Completed Ironman Hawaii four times. (one top ten finish).<br /> Aquathlon age group world champion, 2006<br /> National YMCA Masters swimming champion, 1650 freestyle<br /> Course record at St. Anthony's olympic triathlon, 50-54<br /> Overall winner of five local sprint and olympic triathlons, all when over 45 years of age.<br /> Completed 12 mile marathon Swim Around Key West.</p> <p><b>Personal Bio:</b></p> <p>53 year old general surgeon, married 29 years, with two children Lauren 22, and Erin 19.</p> <p><b>5 things we should know about you:</b></p> <p>1) I work full time as a general surgeon. Triathlon is a hobby. I go to work after a tough morning work-out...not to a massage therapist!<br /> 2) I love to swim more than anything.<br /> 3) My favorite sport is open water swimming.<br /> 4) My daughter is a college swimmer who can kick my butt.<br /> 5) Married to a wonderful family physician (we have been together since we were in college) for 29 years, Dr Debra Black</p> <p><b>How did you first get into triathlons?</b></p> <p>-Ruptured bicep tendon from swimming overuse in 2002. Started running. Bought a bike for "cross training".</p> <p>-Discovered that I am a very good runner. My best 5K run (at age 48) is 16:54.<br /> -Thought any sport where you could ride a bike in a swimming suit was COOL!</p> <p>-What was the first race you ever participated in and what place did you finish?</p> <p>1989 sprint in Orlando where I just did the swim portion of the course.</p> <p><b>What is your favorite race?</b></p> <p>Naples Fitness Challenge (Florida). Reverse sprint format suits my talent for running, swimming while tired and hurts the strong cyclists which is my weak sport.</p> <p><b>What is your favorite workout?</b></p> <p>Swim set. Descending long moderate intervals to short sprints.</p> <p><b>What are your favorite Zoot products and why?</b></p> <p>First attracted to the race apparel. Fits well, doesn't chafe.<br /> Shoes are great, love the sockless feature.<br /> Excellent wet suit, especially this year's model.<br /> COMPRESSION gear is great. I've used the socks since they first came out.<br /> Arm coolers worked great in the 112 degree heat of Buffallo Springs, TX this year.</p> <p><b>What is your proudest accomplishment?</b></p> <p>Being married 29 years and withstanding the rigors of becoming a surgeon.</p> <p><b>What motivates you?</b></p> <p>I like every day to be an adventure. Do something different. Ride your bike to swim work out at 4:30am!</p> <p><b>What is your pre-race meal?</b></p> <p>Salad, Steak, baked potato, vegetable, dessert.</p> <p><b>What is your pre-race ritual?</b></p> <p>Got to have an Espresso Love gel 20 minutes before race time.</p> <p><b>What is in your triathlon bag that you cannot live without?</b></p> <p>GU gels, Chomps, power bar.</p> <p><b>What are your goals for the 2011 season?</b></p> <p>-Qualify for Ironman World Championships either this year at Lake Placid or for 2012 at IM Florida in November.<br /> -Have a good race at IM 70.3 Championships at Las Vegas.</p> <p><b>Events you are racing in this season:</b></p> <p>Ford Ironman Lake Placid (July 24), Ironman World Championship 70.3- Las Vegas (September 11), Ford Ironman Florida (November 5)</p> <p>Just did 70.3 at Buffalo Springs, Texas in Lubbock end of June.<br /> Won age group at St Anthony's Olympic in May.<br /> Will do some local races as well.</p>

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