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    Who Will Triump? Registration for the 18th Annual Eco-Challenge

    Air Traffic Controller 3rd Class Benjamin Bisesi runs on a track at U.S. Naval Support Activity Souda Bay

    Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelly M Agee | NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY SOUDA BAY, Greece (August 14, 2019) Air Traffic Controller 3rd...... read more read more

    At 7 a.m. September 7, teams of five will pit themselves against Mother Nature and the glorious Akrotiri Peninsula. Each team member will conquer one challenge:

    • An 8-kilometer hike
    • A 16-kilometer run
    • A 40-kilometer bike ride
    • The 6-kilometer kayak course
    • A 2-kilometer swim

    Air Traffic Controller 3rd Class Benjamin Bisesi will tackle the run that starts at the Agia Triada Monastery and finishes at Loutraki Beach.
    He said there is a connection between being a Sailor and competing in the Eco-Challenge. “It is a team challenge, and the Navy is absolutely a team environment. Everyone needs to do their best in order for the mission to be a success.”

    Bisesi, a native of Miami, Fla., said the Eco-Challenge has a lot to offer members of Team Souda. “This is a chance for us to hike in a beautiful spot such as the Gouverneto Monastery, or swim and kayak in the Marathi area. Also (it is a chance) for us to enjoy the world-class nature and beauty that Crete has given us, all while getting a stellar workout. Plus it’s with friends!”

    NSA Souda Bay’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness Center is organizing the event. Byron Gale, the Center’s director, said the event strengthens the base’s relationship with our host nation.

    Historically host nation teams participate in the event. “It develops teamwork and good sportsmanship,” Gale said. “With the socialization at the awards ceremony with everyone it helps build moral support and comradery with the host nation.”

    Visit the MWR Fitness Center by August 30 to register your team for the Eco-Challenge.



    Date Taken: 08.14.2019
    Date Posted: 08.16.2019 04:21
    Story ID: 336143
    Location: GR

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