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With the official sponsorship of Timor Telecom - International Triathlon Contest
Monday, 29 March 2010 18:16

On March 20, was held in Praia da Areia Branca, Dili, the 1st International Triathlon Contest. With the presence of 41 athletes, five women and 36 men (including East Timorese, Portuguese, members of the UN and NGOs) the competition consisted on 750 meters swim, 20km cycling and 5 km run between Cristo Rei and Bidau Santana.

With the full support of Timor Telecom, the competition that began at 9:00 am, was tough due to warm weather, however the enormous crowd not dissuaded the competitors by giving them encouragement to continue and not to give up. The winner was the Guard Jorge Cesar and the female winner was the Guard Monica Vieira. It is important to emphasize Caroline Tan, the 3rd ranked, have fractured the femur of the shoulder during the cycling and even after this hardship, still continue and occupy one of the places on the podium.

According to Lieutenant Orlando Liborio, overall the triathlon was positive and "many were the congratulations given to the organization because it is not normal to have this type of events and very well organized." It is also important to emphasize the excellent work performed by the scouts of the National Police of East Timor, security and GNR - INEM medical assistance and vessels of the 8th Contingent of Subassemblies Bravo from GNR and PNTL, ensuring the safety of athletes during the contest.

At the end, prizes and trophies were distributed at the headquarters of GNR, followed by a lunch, in a spirit of camaraderie and fair play, and watching the photos at the same time.

Classification Male
1st Jorge Cesar 1:13:57
2nd Simon Fernandes 1:14:38
3rd João Rodrigues 1:15:47

Classification Female
1st Monica Vieira 1:22:26
2nd Helena Resende 1:27:33
3rd Caroline Tan 1:29:04

Team Results
1st GNR Team I
2nd GNR Team II
3rd Team Not Just IOM (International Organization for Migration)



Starting shot by Mr. Miguel Manotelo,
Secretary of State for Youth and Sport

Getting on the lead, Guard Jorge César

3rd place João Rodrigues

Male´s winner Guard Jorge César

Female´s winner Guard Monica Vieira

Male´s podium