Olympic Gold Medalist Olivier Jean 3rd at Chicago Marathon

Canadian short track speed skater Olivier Jean placed third in the Chicagoland Inline Marathon this past weekend. Jean, who won Olympic Gold in short track speed skating at the Winter Olympic in Vancouver, fell early in the race. He managed to catch up to the lead pack despite the pack racing at a blistering pace.

Switzerland’s Roger Schneider, World Record holder in the marathon distance, placed 4th.

Jesse Pauley (in white)- photo from DuffManOhYea

Other Canadians who placed well include Cambridge’s Jesse Pauley and Toronto’s Leo Frusteri who both finished with the lead pack in 7th and 8th place.

The Chicagoland Inline Marathon was part of the Rollerblade Inline Tour, featuring a sprint race on Friday, time trial and points race on Saturday, and culminating with a marathon on Sunday.