Today (19 March 2014), in the barracks “Chede Filiposki – Dame” in Kichevo, organized by the General Staff, was held the seventh ARM championship in cross-country running. The event was held on a special path within the sport racetrack in the barracks in Kichevo; the disciplines were 10 km running for men and 5 km for women. There were contestants from all commands and units of the Army, from the Military Academy and the Athletics Federation of Macedonia.
The Deputy Commander of the Joint Operations Command, Brigadier General Muhamet Racaj, opened the seventh championship in cross-country running. Approximately 150 ARM members took part in it, which proves the mass participation in this competition, but also the importance of maintaining physical fitness and sportsmanship as essential factors for healthy life and tasks performance.
Captain Igor Jovanovski from the Special Operations Regiment won in the category of 10 km for men, second came Dobre Kuzmanovski, professional soldier from the Military Police Battalion, and third came Igor Cvetanovski, professional soldier from the Special Operations Regiment. Cadet Blagica Dimitrova from the Training and Doctrines Command was the best in the category of women, second came Marija Pelikon, Staff Sergeant 1class from the Honours Battalion, and third came Verica Paraskova, professional soldier from the Special Operations Regiment.
In team category for men, the teams from the Special Operations Regiment won the first and second place, and Cadets Training Centre won the third place. In team category for women, the team from the Training and Doctrines Command won the first place, the Military Police Battalion team came second, and Honours Battalion team was third.