A Barberton native and a former track and cross country star at Bowling Green State, Larry settled in Nashville, TN as a chemistry professor at Vanderbilt University in 1956. Perhaps it was when he served as cross country coach at Vanderbilt that he began thinking about competitive running. So at the age of 52 he began entering road races and winning. At age 60 he claimed a unique victory in the Runway Mile, a one-time event held on the new runway at the Nashville International Airport with an excellent time of five minutes, 30 seconds. Hall then began to focus on track competition and held age-group records for the 400, 800, and 1,500 meter races in the Tennesseee Sportsfest. In 1991 he earned All-Amerca honors for clocking a time of 2:36.4 in the 800 meter run for the 60-64 age-group at the U.S. Track & Field Masters meet in Naperville, IL. Another highlight came in the 1996 Tennessee Regional Senior Games when Hall placed in 11 events- all in one day. He was inducted into the Barberton Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.