NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY TO HOST THE 2018 ARMED FORCES TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP

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Naval Base Ventura County will host the 2018 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship here June 6-10. This event will feature men and women teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force along with athletes from the Coast Guard competing on the Navy team.

Navy Lieut. Kyle Hooker of the USS Nimitz is looking to defend his Armed Forces men’s title for the fourth consecutive year.  Hooker led Navy to win team gold in 2017.  

Last year, Marine Corps Capt. Mollie Hebda of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. captured the women’s individual gold.  Air Force won the women’s team competition.  

The 2018 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship held at Naval Base Ventura County-Point Mugu, Calif. from 6-10 June, challenges competitors to Olympic distances of a 1,500-meter (approximately one-mile) open water ocean swim, followed by a 40-kilometer (24.8-mile) bike ride, and finishing with a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) run. 

Teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy (including Coast Guard) and Air Force compete for points and spots on the U.S. Armed Forces Team competing at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Triathlon Championship in Lidköping, Sweden from 15-18 July 2018.