Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday Photo - Cycling Biathlon

Shooting in the prone position during the biathlon (photo courtesy of Cyclist Chic)
In the United States, most people think of a combined running and cycling event when they hear the word biathlon. In Russia, they stay true to military origin of the Winter Olympic event, which combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. During the summer, mountain biking replaces the cross-country skiing. From looking at the video below, it appears that they don't carry their rifles on their bikes (In the winter event, they carry their rifles on their backs).

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