Gold Medal at International Military Triathlon Championships
Bagotville’s Corporal Alexandre Boule took first place in CISM European Triathlon Championships, held in Warendorf, Germany, on August 8th.
This international Military triathlon competition was sanctioned by the International Military Sports Council ( CISM) and included teams from all over the world.
Always modest, Cpl Boulé did not believe he could win even moments before the race began. "I was pretty much the last person into the water at the start of the swim. I searched immediately for good swimmers who I had to catch up to. After 500 meters, I started feeling better. I swam alone for a while because I had accelerated and when I came out of the water, I then asked myself if I had made the right choice by using up so much energy because swimming is not my strength. I ended up coming in eighth place after this portion of the test which was 1500 meters, "says Alexander Boulé.
Once out of the water, he had to ride his bike for a 44 km run. "By bike, I caught up fast!, explains Cpl Boulé. I quickly caught up to first place and I finished first in the race with 18 seconds ahead. "
Everything also went well during the running portion of the triathlon, with the triathlete successfully retaining the top spot. "I'm really on top of my game now," summarized Cpl Boulé.
Other members of the Canadian team also performed well, which allowed Canada to win the second place as a team. Cpl Boulé therefore returned home with two medals around his neck, a gold for the individuals and a team silver.