Breakthrough Men of the 2022-2023

One of my favorite parts of a biathlon season is watching the improvements that occur. Of course there is the fun in watching the races and seeing who wins and who loses. There is also something really exciting about an athlete reaching their potential or finding a level that you didn’t know was even possible.Continue reading “Breakthrough Men of the 2022-2023”

Oslo Week In Recap

How can it be? How is it that we’ve seen the last of the IBU Biathlon for this season? I feel like it was just last weekend I was at my in-laws’ house furiously typing out the season preview posts. And it was just a handful of days ago that we were watching with disbeliefContinue reading “Oslo Week In Recap”

Oestersund Week in Review Part 2

Super Sprints: Just a few quick thoughts as we wrap up Oestersund and move towards Oslo. 1)Globe Watch – With three races to go the Overall Crystal Globes appear to be pretty much wrapped up. The men’s in fact is completely over as Johannes Thingnes Boe secured the Overall Globe last weekend without even havingContinue reading “Oestersund Week in Review Part 2”

Last Shots at Glory…This Year

In just a couple of days the racing starts in Nove Mesto, and with that begins the last trimester of the season. There are just 18 total races left this season. Seven men’s races, seven women’s races, and four relay races. That’s it. After that it’s the offseason. Time to let of some steam, doContinue reading “Last Shots at Glory…This Year”

Oberhof World Championships Review Part 2

Okay fine, we’re just a couple of days away from starting the 3rd trimester of the season in Nové Město…I really need to let the World Championships go. But I can’t yet! So just one more look back! Super Sprints – There are a handful of things I wanted to mention that I don’t thinkContinue reading “Oberhof World Championships Review Part 2”

A Brief History of Swiss Men’s Biathlon

Switzerland, one of the premier nations of Alpine skiing, has for years lived in the shadows of the likes of Norway, France, and Germany when it comes to biathlon. But that doesn’t mean they haven’t had their own moments right? It seems too improbable that they wouldn’t have had a least a few moments inContinue reading “A Brief History of Swiss Men’s Biathlon”

Breakthrough Seasons

It’s time for one my favorite exercises of the first trimester…celebrating biathletes in the midst of breakthrough seasons! There is almost nothing in biathlon that I love more than watching athletes reach new levels of success. Sometimes it is finally reaching potential that was seen in Juniors/IBU Cup. Sometimes it is the result of puttingContinue reading “Breakthrough Seasons”

Kontiolahti 2022 Week in Review Pt. 1

And just like that biathlon is back! Kontiolahti didn’t disappoint either as a venue or with the racing. I have to admit I was a little worried with some of the dry pictures we have seen recently but Kontiolahti was snowy and certainly looked cold! Easy for me to say on my couch with aContinue reading “Kontiolahti 2022 Week in Review Pt. 1”