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National Army servicemen compete in a running event

CHISINAU, April 14, 2011 – National Army servicemen took part Thursday, April 14, in a run competition on the new sports season opening ceremony held in Valea Trandafirilor Park.

According to Maj. Vasile Olednic, Chief of Physical Training and Sports Service of the National Army, the event gives servicemen the opportunity to practice physical exercises in the open air. Moreover, it promotes healthy lifestyle, as well as raises servicemen’s physical and professional preparedness.

The competition brought together over 80 servicemen, representatives of 13 military unit teams. They competed in 1000, 3000, 5000 and 10 000 m distance running. The best runners were awarded prizes.

The winner was Alexandru cel Bun Military Academy of the Armed Forces, followed by Fulger Special Forces Battalion and Dacia Brigade teams from Cahul.

Brigadier Gen. Iurie Dominic, National Army Commander, appreciated the participants’ preparedness for the competition.

“Such kind of events have always demonstrated how good servicemen are in term of physical and professional preparedness. Despite bad weather conditions, National Army servicemen proved they are professional in everything they do and able to face any challenge with honor”, Gen. Dominic said.

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