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Belgian national team: physical testrun (1)

On saturday the athletes (both seniors and juniors) had their first opportunity to run the physical testrun. It's compulsory to pass this test if you want to participate in the JWOC or WOC selection races later on. That's why this physical testrun caused many discussions in the past.

The Belgian junior boys finishing together

The men elite have to run 5 rounds from each 2 kilomter. Each round includes 2 barriers/obstacles and a steep climb in the end (30m uphill each round). The elite women have to run 4 rounds in total.

Below you can see all the results. Most of the athletes were able to pass the test (among them in senior class: Wouter Hus, Tomas Hendrickx and Liesbeth van de velde). The biggest surprises who failed the test were Francois van der Ouderaa (bronze medal at the Belgian long champs in 2014) and Eleonore Robinson (Belgian champion sprint and long in D18).

Results girls and women

Results boys and men

Next week there will be another opportunity to run this test. In senior class we can expect the athletes from the same club Frank Buytaert, Jeremy Genar and Michael van Baelen at the startline.

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