LATTRE DE TASSIGNY, Kosovo (Jan. 12, 2016) — Hungarian soldiers deployed as part of NATO’s Kosovo Force peace support mission hosted the Spartan 300 Team Workout Challenge, an advanced fitness competition for U.S., Polish and Portuguese Soldiers, at Camp Mar?chal de Lattre de Tassigny, Kosovo, Dec. 19.
The challenge, coordinated by Sgt. Ferenc Radoczi, a Hungarian soldier assigned to Multinational Battle Group-East’s Forward Command Post, brought the multinational Soldiers together to build camaraderie and compete against one another in an activity that transcends languages and borders: physical fitness.
The competitors on each team pushed through 300 brutal repetitions of seven fitness challenges that included pull-ups, deadlifts, kettlebell snatches and push-ups.
“This was definitely a good experience to have the opportunity to get together with Soldiers from other forces and combine building relationships with conducting friendly competitions,” said Spc. Steven Webb, a North Carolina National Guard Soldier from the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 252nd Armor Regiment, out of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Webb also said that preparing for and competing in the event was tougher than it looked.
Once the competition was completed, the Soldiers were recognized for their team and individual efforts during the challenge.
Overall, the challenge went well, said Radoczi, who was happy with the turn-out of volunteers, who supported the event.