Checking back in with the loooong distance D Day runner
Canadian Forces Major Bruce Barteaux was in the All in a Day studio last Friday, when he was about to head off to France on a trip that combines his two passions: being a soldier, and a world-class endurance runner.
Major Barteaux ran in the Ultra D-Day Trail, which commemorated the 70th anniversary of D Day. He and 13 other soliders and civilians from the seven nations involved in the D-Day landings took part. Yesterday, they left Utah Beach, and 27 hours later, the group of runners pulled into the fourteenth and final checkpoint in Caen. That's after covering a total of 169 kilometres!
Major Barteaux had a few hours to catch his breath before we phoned him up to see how his legs were feeling.