Name: Paul Stone
City: Bullard
State: TX
Country: U.S.
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Nationality: American
Occupation: Journalist/Personal Fitness Trainer
Birthday: 12/18/61
Age: 40
T-Shirt: Large
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Number of Years Running: 14
Number of Marathons: 5

Distances:

50k-12/2001 Sunmart Texas Trail 50K, Huntsville, TX, 7:24
11/2001 Rockledge Rumble 50K, Grapevine, TX, 6:20
6/2001 Mills Pond 50K (road), Austin, TX, 4:40:51 (First OA)
4/2001 Rocky Hills Ranch 50K, Smithville, TX, 5:43
3/2001 A-OK 50K, Atoka, OK, 5:48
2/2001 White Rock Mountain 50K, Arkansas, 5:43
11/2000 Rockledge Rumble 50K, Grapevine, TX, 6:14
10/2000 Halloween Haunted Trail 50K, Burnet, TX, 7:36
2/2000 Sylamore Trail 50K, Allison, AR, 6:14
2/2000 White Rock Mountain 50K, Arkansas, 6:23:51
11/99 Rockledge Rumble 50K, Grapevine, TX, 6:30
3/99 Mississippi Trail 50K, Laurel, MS, 5:48
12/98 Sunmart Texas Trail 50K, Huntsville, TX, 5:55:18
6/98 Run Tex 50K (road), Austin, TX, 4:48:43
1/97 Jackson Five-0 50K, Dallas, TX, finished (time unavailable)
11/96 Rockledge Rumble 50K, Grapevine, TX, 6:19
1/96 Jackson Five-0 50K, Dallas, TX, finished (time unavailable)
2/93 Lake Georgetown 50K, Georgetown, TX, 7:25
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50mi-4/2001 Umstead 50-Miler, Raleigh, N.C., 11:08
3/2001 Cross Timbers Trail 50, Lake Texoma, TX, 11:18
12/2000 Sunmart Texas Trail 50, Huntsville, TX, 9:58
3/2000 Cross Timbers Trail 50, Lake Texoma, TX, 11:29
12/99 Sunmart Texas Trail 50, Huntsville, TX, 10:19
1/99 Dallas Five-0, Dallas, TX, 9:25
3/98 Cross Timbers Trail 50, Lake Texoma, TX, 11:42
1/98 Dallas Five-0, Dallas, TX, 8:25
12/96 Sunmart Texas Trail 50, Huntsville, TX, 10:35
5/93 Ouachita Trail 50, Little Rock, AR, 10:48
3/93 Cross Timbers Trail 50, Lake Texoma, TX, 10:45
12/92 Sunmart Texas Trail 50, Huntsville, TX, 10:18
5/92 Ouachita Trail 50, Little Rock, AR, 11:15
1/92 Jackson Five-0, Dallas, TX, 8:28
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100km-5/2000 Tall Pines 100K Trail Run, Burnet, TX, 12:53:13
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100mi-2/99 Rocky Raccoon 100, Huntsville, TX, 25:31:00 (46th place)
7/92 Vermont Trail 100, Woodstock, VT, 23:21:15 (109th place)
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100mi+-7/2001 Badwater Ultra Marathon, 135 miles, Death Valley, CA, 37:51:21 (9th place overall)
7/2000 Badwater Ultra Marathon, 135 miles, Death Valley, CA, 53:21:20 (36th place overall)
5/93 and 6/93 Trans Texas Run for the Homeless, ran 670 miles in 17 days (just under 40 miles per day) from the Texas/Mexico border in Brownsville, TX to the Texas/Oklahoma border just north of Paris, TX
11/92 Dallas Ultra Runners/Plano Pacers 48-Hour Track Run, 150.62 miles (3rd place overall)

Previous Badwater Racing: 2001 Badwater Ultra Marathon, 37:51:21, 9th overall
2000 Badwater Ultra Marathon, 53:21:20, 36th overall
Previous Badwater Crewing: N/A
Previous Badwater Clinic 2000 and 2001 Memorial Day Clinics, ran 42 miles to Stovepipe Wells in 2000; ran 40 miles first day in 2001 and then 28 on the second day.

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Badwater Prediction:

Under 40 Hours: Finished the 2001 Badwater Ultra Marathon in under 38 hours.

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Weird Experience:

During the 1993 Trans Texas Run for the Homeless, a handful of apparent illegal aliens emerged from the woods while we took a break at a roadside park. This was about 100 miles north of the Texas/Mexico border. We gave them lots of "agua" and some food. Hopefully, they are safe today.

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Challenge:

Probably the 1993 Trans Texas Run for the Homeless. It was an extreme challenge just to answer the bell day-after-day for 2 1/2 weeks, facing the prospect of covering another ultra when you had just finished one hours before. That experience prepared me well for Badwater.

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Why:

Every ultra — in its own unique way — is a journey of self-discovery. One performance is not tied to another, and one can never rest on their laurels. Equipment, status and personal wealth have little to do with one's success in this sport — especially beyond the 100 mile distance. For these and many other reasons, I find the sport appealing.

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Why badwater:

Having competed in the event the past two years, Badwater has become a special part of my life. The people; the course; and the mystique are second to none. After finishing in the top 10 in 2001, I am excited about returning to Death Valley and finding out just who the real Paul Stone is. 53 hours plus in 2000 or sub-38 hour in 2001?

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Other Exp.:

N/A

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Media:

As a writer for the Palestine Herald-Press in Palestine, TX, I will certainly be writing multiple articles on the event.

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More Media:

Phil Hicks, sports editor of the Tyler (TX) Morning Telegraph, served on my 2001 crew and wrote a column on his experience. He will possibly be back crewing again in 2002.

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Charity:

Living Alternatives: This will be the second straight year we have raised money to benefit this ministry which provides services to unwed mothers in unplanned pregnancies. My wife, Abby, was born to a 14-year-old girl, so one can imagine how important the sanctity of life is to us.

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English: yes
Crew English: yes
Hike: yes
Permit: yes

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