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Halifax Regional Firefighter Combat Challenge Team
Return from the “Worlds”
(Friday, November 19, 2010) - The Halifax Regional Firefighter Combat Challenge Team returned this weekend from the World’s in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, ending another season.
The team of Mike Sears, Joe Triff, Justin Dowding, Andrew Foote and Mark Younker finished 2nd missing the world championship by 8ths of a second.
Mike Sears and Joe Triff finished 5th in the tandem relay.
Cyril Fraser finished 2nd in the Over 50 Division, while Whitney MacLeod placed 4th in the Women's Category.
The men's relay team lost in the elimination round with a time of 1:12. Considering the winning time was right sub 1:10 they were in the hunt for a medal and getting faster each race. However a tough draw against a time of 1:11 eliminated them earlier than expected.
Halifax again has proven they can compete at the world level.
The Firefighter Combat Challenge is a sport designed for firefighter athletes with the goal of increasing personal fitness among fire departments in North America. The Challenge is very demanding and many participants perform at the level of elite athletes. Firefighters call it the toughest two minutes in sports.
The team is making a very positive name for Halifax on an international stage at a very elite level. Halifax should be proud of their accomplishments.
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For further information contact:
Michael Blackburn, Platoon Chief