What competition is this?


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SquirrelNuts
June 14, 2003, 01:19 AM
I injured my knee in February, and I am getting back into running long distances.

I read about this type of competition years ago, and I cannot find the article again. It is a 5k run with a rifle (usually a .22 LR IIRC) with a few shooting stations along the way. The scoring is a combination of your run time and the scores you shoot. Anyone ever heard of this, or am I dreaming this up?

-SquirrelNuts

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photo_guy
June 14, 2003, 01:29 AM
The olympic biathalon is what you are describing if you put "cross country skiing" in place of "running".

SquirrelNuts
June 14, 2003, 01:36 AM
I am 95% sure it was a 5k run.

duckfoot
June 14, 2003, 01:44 AM
I knew a few marines that did the running biathalon every chance they got. Skiing, Running, Rowing a boat, as long as some sort of activity that keeps your heart rate up for a long period of time could be called a Biathalon.

.02 Taken with salt

duck

BlindRat
June 14, 2003, 04:14 AM
It was called the Summer Biathlon. It was a private that would be licensed by the local venues. Knock-down targets loaned to the site etc.

Carnitas
June 14, 2003, 04:56 PM
I call it way way way too much running and not near enough shooting.

BlindRat
June 14, 2003, 05:34 PM
Take a look here for a bit more information;
http://www.usbiathlon.org/summer/

SquirrelNuts
June 14, 2003, 10:52 PM
Blindrat,

That is exactly what it is! Thank you very much.

Any yes, is does sound like it needs more shooting, but I still like running.

-SquirrelNuts

M67
June 18, 2003, 12:21 PM
I call it way way way too much running and not near enough shooting. With a heart rate of 200 as you approach the firing line, I'd imagine "enough shooting" becomes enough shooting a lot sooner... :)

I tend to agree with the "way way way too much running" part of the argument, though. :D

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