Full name: Alexander Wuttunee "Alex" Decouteau
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
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).
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