SVK Army corporal becomes winner of 14th Iron Man Competition

Winner of the 14th Iron Man Competition, which was held at the Training Centre Lešť on 27 June 2019, is Corporal T. from the Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) Battalion Prešov, with members of the Police Corps of the Slovak Republic placing 2nd and 3rd.
 
Director of the Training Centre Lešť Anton Maštalský said smilingly: “A total of 22 members of the SVK Armed Forces and the Police Corps competed in 10 disciplines. Compared to last year, I am pleased that the number of contestants has exactly doubled. Moreover, after a few years a serviceman has won this competition.”
 
 
The toughest disciplines included pulling the Aktis lorry, running with a 60kg weight in the hands and with a 100kg weight fixed to a wooden frame pack, as well as crossing the CIZMA obstacle course.
 
Head referee of the 14th Iron Man Competition Sgt Lukáš Filka, of the TC Lešť, said: “This year the record for 50 pull-ups was broken, but by far the most interesting was the last discipline.” He went on to explain: “It started with a jump into the water from the Jakub Koloseum helicopter simulator hovering 3m above the water, followed by an 80m swim in a natural lake while wearing field uniform and boots, and concluded with contestants climbing up the rope ladder back into the helicopter.”

Author: MO SR - Pavol Vitko , Photo: MO SR - Pavol Vitko, CV Lešť - por. Kristína Bučíková - Date: 28.06.2019
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