Posted on the Ultralist:
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 21:33:35 -0400
From: Reid Delman
Subject: Paul Piplani
I’ve been asked about my source. Charlie Alewine and Paul ran a number of our races including our Boulder 100. Here is his email to me.
Dear Friends of Paul Piplani:
It saddens me to report that my friend, Paul Piplani, with whom I ran side by side with in 90-100 races, including my first and most of my 100 Milers, passed away this afternoon of liver cancer. Another good friend of Paul’s and mine, Todd Byers, and I spent the day with Paul yesterday. He passed knowing he had many friends in the running community that were thinking of him and praying for him. As many of you know, Paul was an accomplished runner who was closing in on 1000 marathons run since his first in 1993. His first marathon was Pike’s Peak. Had it been my first, I may not have run another one. He talked me into doing it once, and I can honestly say that was one of the hardest runs I’ve ever done. I haven’t been back. He ran it 14 times.
If you come across anyone that knows him while running in upcoming events, please let them know about Paul, because he has so many friends across the country that will be wondering where he is, as he usually does two marathons every weekend.
Thank, everyone. Please take care.