Hungary to host world military cross country championships

The 57th world military championships in cross country running is to be held in Balatonakarattya, in western Hungary, from November 3 to 7.

The event is taking place in the park of the Hungarian Army‘s holiday resort at Lake Balaton, organisers told public television. Fully 246 competitors of 27 countries are expected to compete on a 2,300-metre track, with men covering two or five laps, and women two ones. They will face several obstacles, ranging from water-jumps and tree trunks to sand hills.

The event is organised by the International Military Sports Council (CISM).