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Portuguese athletes win in all categories of Dili RunBike
Thursday, 03 February 2011 03:19

The Portuguese athletes won in all categories in "RunBike Dili” contest, which was played under intense heat and humidity in the high topography of East Timor.

Nelson Silva was the outstanding winner of the mountain (premium Timor Telecom), managing to reach the first place in the individual ranking, followed by fellow Portuguese Carlos Cardoso. Costa Jacinto, among the Timorese athletes, was the one with the best performance, ranked third in the individual overall.

In ladies category, also the Portuguese Mónica Vieira was the winner, placing second Krista Harsha from New Zealand and Mirth Hiemitra from USA, in the third position. Regarding to tag-team, GNR group got more points, followed by the team of the Defence Force of Timor-Leste (F-FDTL).

Altogether 140 athletes competed in 12 different nationalities, with about 19 kilometers on bike, mostly mountain routes with steep slopes, heat and high humidity, and little more than eight kilometer race walk along the sea.

A the end, Nelson Silva was satisfied: "I enjoyed the race, despite the difficulties on the first step. "