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
+ Greek âthlon
contest; modeled on decathlon
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for biathlon
Contemporary Examples of 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.
British Dictionary definitions for 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
1956, from bi- + Greek athlon "contest," abstracted from pentathlon.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper