NLAA
Hall of Fame

Clifford Stone

Category: Athlete
Inducted: July 16, 2008
Place of Birth: Placentia

It was for his brilliant running victories during the 1920´s and 1930´s that Clifford Stone was elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame.

His career started while he was a student at Bishop Field College in St John´s and the native of Fogo, Notre Dame Bay established himself as one of the greatest athletes the province has ever produced.

During his reign, Clifford Stone held records for the half mile, one mile, five mile and ten mile distances. From 1926 to 1932 he won the Telegram ten mile run annually and set the race record of 52 minutes and 56.6 seconds in 1929.

His time of 34 minutes and 8.2 seconds was the record for the 10,000 meters run.

In 1930, Clifford Stone travelled to Hamilton, Ontario as a member of the Newfoundland team at the British Commonwealth Games and on two other occasions he was a member of a Newfoundland team that placed first in Maritime Provinces competitions. Every member of the 1930 team has been elected to the Hall of Fame.

His reputation for sportsmanship was well earned by a quiet and reserved athlete who demonstrated by his running skills that he was always among the best.

An athletic career that established him as the finest runner of his era had Clifford Stone inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame May 25, 1975