Brazil Crowned Military Triathlon World Champion
By Dialogo September 10, 2013
On September 4, the Brazilian military triathlon team finished in first place at the Triathlon World Championship competition of the International Military Sports Council (CISM) in Knokke, Belgium.
Athletes from five countries participated in the competition: Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Holland, and Luxemburg. Brazil won both categories, and there was no competition in the female category.
During the team competitions, which takes into account the sum of the top three athletes’ best times, Brazil won with a time of 5:51:27, followed by Belgium, with 6:04:32.
In the individual category, Brazil doubled up, with Petty Officer Second Class Marcus Fernandes winning first place, with 01:53:10, and Petty Officer Second Class Juraci Moreira winning second, with a time of 01:54:55.
Petty Officer Second Class Wesley Matos finished in fifth place, completing the podium for the team, and Captain Edward Coelho de Oliveira was placed tenth.