By Michael Boriero
Fernand Courchesne completed another gruelling challenge on Sunday, running a double marathon to raise awareness, and donations, for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
The Sherbrooke resident, and health services auxiliary in Magog, started his double marathon at 6:15 a.m. and finished at roughly 9:15 p.m. He told The Record that it was about 10 hours of actual running and walking, but he tacked on an extra five hours for rest and food.
“It went well, the first 45 km was relatively easy, but I did 84 km in total, which is the equivalent of a double marathon, and it was difficult, especially in my legs,” he said. “I slowed down a lot near the end, I started walking more than I was running, but I still completed my goal.”
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