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Curt Stone

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCurtis Charles "Curt"•Stone
Used nameCurt•Stone
Born19 November 1922 in Brooklyn, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died30 July 2021 in Kent, Ohio (USA)
Measurements175 cm / 61 kg
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Curt Stone was a three-time Olympian as a distance runner. He won 13 AAU championships in distance running, including four consecutive in the 6-miles/10K from 1951-54 and three in the 5K in 1947-48 and 1952. At the 1951 Pan-American Games Stone won gold medals in both the steeplechase and the 10K, and placed fourth in the 1,500. He also won two events at the 1947 Penn Relays, the 2-mile and the 4x1 mile relay.

During World War II Stone served in the 95th Bombardment Group out of Horham, England. He attended Penn State, graduating in 1947. While at Penn State, Stone was runner-up in the 1946 NCAA cross-country meet, and ran on championship teams in 1945 and 1947. He later obtained a doctor of education degree from Penn State in 1963. Stone worked as a professor at Kent State University, retiring after 22 years at the school.

Personal Bests: 2 miles – 8:54.6i (1952); 5000 – 14:27.0 (1952); 10000 – 30:33.4 (1952); 3000S – 9:08.6 (1950).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Curt Stone
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 6
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Curt Stone
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 8 h3 r1/2
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 20
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Curt Stone
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 7 h2 r1/2

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