Curt Stone

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Curt Stone
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  United States
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1951 Buenos Aires 10,000 metres
Gold medal – first place 1951 Buenos Aires 3000 m SC

Curtis Charles "Curt" Stone (born November 19, 1922) is a retired long-distance runner from the United States. He represented his native country in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1948. He was born in Brooklyn, Pennsylvania.

Stone was affiliated with Pennsylvania State University. During the 3,000m Steeplechase at the 1951 Pan American Games, Stone was easily ahead but slowed on the final straightaway to allow teammate Browning Ross to catch up. The two crossed the finish line hand in hand forcing a tie for first place. Argentine officials debated whether to disqualify the pair but ultimately let the results stand, ranking Stone as first after a close examination of the finish photograph.[1][2]

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