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Alex Decouteau

Full name: Alexander Wuttunee "Alex" Decouteau
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Born: November 19, 1887 in Red Pheasant Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: October 17, 1917 in Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Affiliations: Red Pheasant SA
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics


A First Nations' runner (Cree), Alex Decouteau was a native of North Battleford, Saskatchewan but moved to Alberta in 1909, where his running career took off. On Dominion Day in 1910 he won four middle-distance and distances races at the Provincial Championships. He joined the Edmonton Police Force in 1911 and began to compete nationally. After the 1912 Olympics, he ran professionally for a few years. In 1914 he became the first motorcycle cop in Edmonton. He fought in World War I with the 202nd Edmonton Sportsmen's Battalion. He was killed in action by a sniper's bullet at the Battle of Passchendale in Ypres, Belgium.

Personal Best: 5000 – 15:24.2 (1912).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Canada CAN 6

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics Canada Final 6
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics Canada Round One Heat One 2 QU 15:24.2
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