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Lord’s Cove native cracks Chicago Marathon’s top 500

Lord’s Cove native Leo Papail finished in 373rd place overall at this year’s Chicago Marathon. Submitted Photo
Lord’s Cove native Leo Papail finished in 373rd place overall at this year’s Chicago Marathon. Submitted Photo

CHICAGO – Leo Papail finished ahead of more than 44,500 other runners at the Chicago Marathon this month.

The Lord’s Cove native completed the Oct. 8 race in two hours and 50 minutes, a personal best, placing him 373rd overall and in the top 10 for Canadians at the event.

Papail, who now lives in Beeton, Ont., also ran a cross-country race in Toronto on Oct. 1, finishing third overall, and will be competing in the cross-country nationals in Kingston, Ont. on Nov. 24.

Next year he plans on running the marathons in Berlin and New York City.

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