Mac Marcoux, of Sault Ste Marie,  guided by his brother BJ Marcoux, shaved a whopping four seconds off their Downhill (visually impaired) training run time to claim Canada’s first gold at the 2015 IPC World Championship in Panorama, BC.

This is the first time the Marcoux brothers have won on the World Championship and World Cup stage in their 3 years of racing together. Marcoux had incredible speed and technique, claiming 1st place in a time of 1:29.68. Mark Bathum from the United States of America was +2.21 seconds off the pace of Marcoux, finishing in 2nd and Miroslav Haraus of Slovakia finished 3rd  (1:32.89).

“It’s been a good day,” expressed Mac Marcoux. “Experiencing this with BJ is awesome. Today is the first win above the Nor-Am level with BJ and it’s the World Championships! The Downhill is now complete and such a great result has lifted a little weight off our shoulders, building our confidence leading into tomorrow’s race.”