Gold Me­dal at In­ter­na­tio­nal Mi­li­ta­ry Tri­ath­lon Cham­pion­ships

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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.

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