“I loved having the chance to compete inside a military air base. The asphalt of the landing strip was really boiling, which made the competition even harder. “
This weekend (November, 11), the last stage of the triathlon state championship took place in Santa Catarina.
The event occurred entirely within the premises of the Florianopolis Air Base. The swimming was two laps of 750 m in the calm waters of the base. The 40kms of cycling were done in the airstrip and in the road of transit of the green area.
And the running was held on the airstrip also. The triathlete of Criciúma was the champion in its category with a time of 2 hours and 39 minutes.
Gisel Loncoman is a triathlete, and has participated in two Ironman competitions. She is coached by her husband, Joel de Bem Jr, who is one of the only coaches in Latin America with the Ironman Coach certification. Joel currently has athletes in more than 15 countries around the world.