RunnerspaceNewsView

Verzbicas back home and running - Southtown Star

Published by DistancePreps.com - The Future Runs Now
Nov 23 2012, 07:09 PM | 1259 views
PrintReport
Social
Images

Verzbicas back home and running

 

The trophy is about 4 inches high and 2 1/2 inches wide with a gold turkey on top of the base.

It might not be the biggest or flashiest award that 19-year-old Lukas Verzbicas has won, but it might be the most important.

The Orland Park native was one of the best runners in the nation and world before he suffered a near-death accident that left his body a wreck in July. On Thursday, he came home to run in the Orland Park Turkey Trot and finished third overall out of 750 entrants and second in his 15-to-19 age group with a time of 13 minutes, 32.6 seconds. It was his first competition since the accident.

Before July, not winning a race would be tough for Verzbicas to handle. He was full of joy on Thanksgiving just to be able to compete and win that turkey trophy.

Read the full article at http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/16562166-418/verzbicas-back-...


Post to:  
Post as: 
 
 
Switch to Full Version