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CAF brothers sweep medals at Canadian Masters Indoor Championships

By Catherine Villeneuve, The Guard, with Major Steve Faucher, Chief of Air Force Staff – 

The Faucher brothers achieved excellent results at the Canadian Masters Indoor Championships held in Toronto, March 10-11, 2018.

On the first day of competition, Chief Warrant Officer Claude Faucher from CFB Borden ran in the 800m, finishing a strong fourth in 2:13.90 minutes.  His brother, Major Serge Faucher from NDHQ, Ottawa, picked up a Silver medal in the 200m in 25.49 seconds.  Barely over an hour later saw the Faucher brothers team up with two other elite M50 runners; Jim Dyck, and former Olympian Paul Osland to set a new Canadian record in the 4 X 400m relay in a time of 3:50.24 minutes.  This was the fourth M50 Canadian relay record for Maj Faucher.  The other records were set in the 4 X 100m outdoor at the Americas Games in 2016, the 4 X 200m indoor at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea in 2017, and the 4 X 800m outdoor set in Toronto in 2014.  This record was also a world record for two years (2014-16) before it was lowered by a team from Sweden.

Sunday brought more solid performances from both brothers.  First, CWO Faucher ran for a Bronze medal in the 1500m in a time of 4:48.05 minutes.  Three hours later, both brothers lined up in the 400m race, which was won by Maj Faucher in 56.38 seconds; only 0.12 seconds ahead of second place in a thrilling finish.  His brother Claude came in fourth in 58.83 seconds, which proved quite fast for someone who had just raced in the 1500m!

They are now taking a well-deserved rest before getting back to training in preparation for the next World Masters Athletics Championships in Malaga, Spain (4-16 September).

Photos: John MacMillan

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