NLAA
Hall of Fame

Paul McCloy

Category: Athlete
Inducted: Saturday, October 1, 2005
Place of Birth: St. John's

Paul McCloy is the greatest middle distance and distance runner that Newfoundland ever produced. He holds or has held all Newfoundland track records from the 800m to the 10,000m. His Tely Ten time of 47.4 seconds, set in 1985, still stands.

The highlights of McCloy’s career are 1988 Olympic 10,000m, Seoul, Korea, 1987 World Track and Field Championships 10,000m, Rome, 1986, 1990 and 1994 Commonwealth Games, placing fourth in 10,000m in 1986.

In the 1987 World Cross Country Championships he placed eighth, the best performance ever by a male Canadian athlete. He is a 16 time World Cross Country Canadian team member.

Paul McCloy is the winner of three major American road races. In 1986 he won the 12k Octoberfest road race in Chicago. Also in 1986 he won the 10k in California with a Canadian road record time of 27.48.

In 1990 Paul McCloy won the milk run 10k in Boston. He has other top three performances in road racing.

Paul McCloy is a seven time Canadian cross country championship winner. In 1985, 1986 and 1989 he won the Canadian 10,000m Championship. In 1987 he won 5000m Championship. He is the three time Canadian University Cross Country champion.

Paul McCloy has won numerous Tely Ten races and St. John’s Male Athlete of the Year award. He’s the three time indoor 5000m champion and many other championships too numerous to mention.