Lots of biathletes out and about last weekend: road cycling, mountain biking, roller skiing, at the shooting range; just doing what they love in the Great Outdoors. With the help of social media, a little photo wrap-up of some of the outdoor action.⛰
A big Monday Happy Birthday to multi World Champion and Olympic medalist Marie Dorin Habert! She had wins at Ostersund and Oberhof last season, picked up two more medals at the IBU WCH and as always, was smiling for the camera in these photos from throughout her career!
Another week heading off into the summer sun; there is a good chance that this triple Silver medalist from this year's IBU WCH will be training hard, but having a little fun too! What is on your weekend agenda? Evgeny Tumashov⚽
#ibutbt Start today, not with anyone's first podium, but three prominent ladies on the podium in the 2010 Hochfilzen pursuit. Helena is now retired but Kaisa and Dasha are still battling for honors; all three took home medals from the IBU WCH in 2011. Helena's Gold came in her stunning clean-shooting 15K win; 2:15.8 ahead of the field!
A little follow-up to the Canadian training story now on our website; the Canadian women are enjoying a week of training in wine country; yesterday included some mountain biking through an interesting obstacle and running. Read the full story at .
Two weeks until the official start of summer; the Canadian team is hard at work, getting ready for the new season in the friendly confines of their home base in Canmore. Lots of cycling, rollerskiing in the shadow of the Canadian Rockies...and of course a grizzly bear sighting! Photos from Matthias Ahrens, Rosanna Crawford, Biathlete
Happy Birthday to Double Olympic Relay Gold medalist Anna Bogali who is a great promoter of children's biathlon competitions in Russia, giving back to the sport; a couple of memories of podiums at Pokljuka in December 2009.
Happy Birthday to Ondrej Moravec, always having fun and enjoying his successes. A Silver WCH medal in the men's 20K added another piece of hardware to his trophy case! Rene Miko, EvgenyTumashov and Christian Manzoni
We continue our weekly Friday feature on biathlete's cool hobbies. Find out how a Russian biathlete changed his diet after he studied nutrition and assessed his daily eating habits. As always, the story is available in three languages: English, Russian and German.
#ibutbt We discovered something behind the special relationship between Anton and Antholz lies the magic of numbers: he claimed his first podium and victory at the age of 23, wearing bib number, and 23 finishing the sprint in 23:36.2.
June 7 is Global Running Day; running is a part of almost everyone's training program. Whether it is on the road, track, or on forest trail, running is a wonderful way to enjoy the great outdoors!...And Happy Birthday to Tobias Arwidson who ran 2:43:28 in the Stockholm Marathon last weekend, his first 26.2 miler!
Cycling in beautiful, but challenging locations like this is a springtime training bonus; Klemen Bauer in sunny Slovenia. Find out where Kaisa, Martin, Simon Eder and others have been soaking up the scenery from the saddle this spring.
A quick shooting and sungalsses sequence by IBU Photographer Evgeny Tumashov with Doro, Magdalena Gwizdon, Emma Nilsson,and Anna Magnusson. Hope all of your targets close and the sun is shining this weekend!
Many days, biathlon training is just you and the target, no coaches or teammates. Klemen Bauer commented, "New shooting strategy =more shots fired, higher quality. It's all or nothing. Road to PyeongChang 2018."
English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and ... Korean! USA Clare Egan speaks them all! Each Friday IBU will feature a story on cool hobbies of biathletes, read a full story on Clare's linguistic passion on biathlonworld.com.