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What competition is this?

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by SquirrelNuts, Jun 14, 2003.

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  1. SquirrelNuts

    SquirrelNuts Member

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    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?

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    The olympic biathalon is what you are describing if you put "cross country skiing" in place of "running".
     
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    I am 95% sure it was a 5k run.
     
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    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

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    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.
     
  6. Carnitas

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    I call it way way way too much running and not near enough shooting.
     
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    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.

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    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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