- a contest in which cross-country skiers, carrying rifles, shoot at targets at four stops along a 12.5-mile (20 km) course.
- an athletic contest comprising any two consecutive events.
Origin of biathlon
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Examples from the Web for biathlon
And I'll be there, trying once again to convince anyone who will listen about the brilliance of the biathlon.
It was in biathlon, but I know I'm one of the few people who care about that.
Of the lesser-known Olympic sports, the Biathlon, in which you ski and shoot, comes with a host of extreme physical demands.
Please note that in biathlon events, athletes shoot targets, not each other.
The Firearms Blog has a good article about the type of gun they use in biathlon.
- sport a contest in which skiers with rifles shoot at four targets along a 20-kilometre (12.5-mile) cross-country course
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Word Origin and History for biathlon
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