Lausanne, Switzerland – The 17th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Military World Triathlon Championship was hosted in beautiful Lausanne, Switzerland on 25 August 2012. Featuring 18 nations with 136 athletes, the sun was shining bright especially on U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Jolene Wilkinson, as she captured gold in the Women’s Veterans Division with a time of 2 hours, 14 minutes, and 20.7 seconds.
Joining SSgt Wilkinson were other members of the Armed Forces as they competed in both the men and women open divisions. The U.S. Armed Forces Triathlon Team comprised the top six men and top six women finishers of the 2012 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship held at Naval Base Ventura County, CA on 23 June.
Army First Lieutenant Nicholas Vandam was 10th overall in the Men’s Open Division with a time of 1:49:47.3, just 90 seconds away from the first place finisher from Brazil. The race was tight for all members of the top 10.
Overall, the U.S. Men finished in 6th place out of 12 teams. With SSgt Wilkinson competing in the Veteran’s division, the U.S. Women came in 9th place in the Open division.
The 2013 CISM Triathlon dates or location has not been set, but the U.S. Armed Forces Triathlon Championship is scheduled for 28 May-1 June 2013, with the race on 31 May at Naval Base Ventura County.
Below are the results of all USA team members:
SSgt Jolene Wilkinson (USAF) - 1st Seniors Division
Capt Loenie Campbell (USMC) - 26th Elite Division
Capt Justine Whipple (USMC) - 32nd Eilte Division
Capt Stephanie Mitchell (USAF) - 37th Elite Division
1LT Nicholas Vandam (USA) - 10th Elite Division
1LT Nicholas Sterghos (USA) - 24th Elite Divison
LT JG Kyle Hooker (USN) - 32nd Elite Divison
Capt Ken Corigliano (USAF) - 45th Elite Division
CS2 Samuel Dannenbring (USN) - 48th Elite Division
LT JG Derek Oskutis (USN) - 68th Elite Division
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