St. Louis, Mo., Nov 10, 2012 / 10:11 am America/Denver (CNA).
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki finished the St. Louis Rock-N-Roll Marathon on Oct. 21 in four hours, 22 minutes and 53 seconds. It was his 19th marathon.
“I placed 743 out of 1,749 overall ... and was 508 out of 931 in the men's division,” said Bishop Paprocki in an email to employees at the Catholic Pastoral Center and Catholic Charities in Springfield. Additionally, he finished fifth out of 25 in his age division.
Bishop Paprocki ran with the LIFE Runners, the only pro-life marathon team in the nation.
“We had the largest team registered for the St. Louis Rock-N-Roll half/full marathon,” said Air Force Lt. Col. Pat Castle, one of the co-founders of the LIFE Runners. He said that 245 LIFE Runners from 24 states geared up for the race. Another 245 LIFE Runners did other races across the country.
“Our 2012 team is up to 490 runners/walkers, ages 5 to 73, in 36 states and three foreign countries,” Castle said. “We raised over $52,000 for our beneficiaries.” LIFE Runner money was designated to St. Louis ThriVe baby bus, St. Louis Good Shepherd (which provides post-baby family support), and Sioux Falls Alpha Center baby bus.