Paul Sobus and his three brothers, Dan, Tim and Mark, all grew up in Howard County and ran for Atholton High School and the Striders. Paul went on to Loyola College, where he was named “MVP” of the cross country team.
From 1980 until the middle of 1991, Paul ran consistently well at distances from 10K to the marathon. He ran sub 34 minute 10Ks on numerous occasions, with “prs” of 33:16 at the Constellation, 33:27 at Clyde’s, 33:47 at the Columbus Chase and 32:04 in the Fort McHenry Tunnel Run in 1985. Paul frequently ran between 54 and 57 minutes for 10 miles (at the Team Challenge Races, at Hecht’s and at Annapolis), and he turned in times of 53:55, 53:46 and 53:44 at the Cherry Blossom. He ran 1:14:56 at the Columbia Birthday Half Marathon (1st in the 20 – 29 age group), and posted times of 1:12:17, 1:11:40 and 1:11:20 at the Philadelphia Distance Run. Paul had a Metric Marathon best of 1:32:29 on the “old course,” and he ran 2:39:16 on the notoriously difficult Maryland Marathon “Satyr Hill” course. He represented the Striders four times in Boston Marathon, with a “pr” of 2:30:57.Paul ran on, and was a top finisher for, the Striders in numerous team challenge races over the twelve year period. And, Paul served as the Director of Weekly Races for the Striders for 1988.
Paul currently resides in Zanesville, Indiana with his wife, Kerstin and their three daughters, Juliann, Darlene and Wendy Rose.