The 58th Military World Cross Country, this year hosted by the Portuguese Air Force in partnership with the Physical Education and Military Sports Commission of the Directorate-General for National Defense Resources, takes place at Beja Air Base in October 10th to 14th.
The competition will bring together 300 athletes from more than 30 countries. The races will be divided into three: men's cross-country 10 km, women's cross-country 8 km and mixed relay composed of four athletes in which each athlete runs 2 km.
The national team is represented by 22 athletes from the three branches of the Armed Forces and the Security Forces.
The event's presentation session took place yesterday, September 29, in Beja, with the presence of the Mayor of Beja, Paulo Arsénio, the Director General of National Defense Resources, Vasco Hilário, the President of the Commission Organizer of the event, Brigadier General Luís Graça, the Commander of Air Base N.º 11, Colonel Carlos Lourenço, the President of the Physical Education and Military Sports Commission, Colonel José Contramestre, and the President of the Athletics and Marathon Committee of the Council International Military Sport, Lieutenant Margherita Magnani.
Brigadier General Luís Graça highlighted the importance of this event “with the greater purpose of cultivating friendship between nations through sport”.