Published on February 26th, 2014 | by mpower

Biathlon: Race of Endurance and Accuracy

Biathlon seems counter-intuitive. One part (the nordic skiing) requires you to increase your heart rate for success, the second part (shooting) requires you to decrease your heart rate for success. It’s a grueling race of endurance and accuracy – and adapted for individuals without a limb or visually impaired in the Paralympics.

Team USA has provided this featured video to explain the aspects and the intensity of the race. The US Olympic Team has never brought home a biathlon medal, but the Paralympic Team sure has – and they plan to do it again in 10 days!

Who to watch:

#TeamUSA: Augusto “Goose” Perez is representing USA again. Goose lost a leg in 2003 due to cancer and is still battling Stage 4 cancer today. You can read/watch more on Perez – here.

#TeamCanadaMark Arendz, of Canada and the reigning World Cup champion and world champion in 7.5 km biathlon sprint, will compete in 3 cross-country ski races (2 individual and 1 relay event). “My goal is 3 perfect biathlon races. Once I cross the (finish) line I just want to feel there is nothing else that I could have done.”

When to Watch: Team USA LIVE on Tuesday, March 11 on NBCSN at 2 AM.

Photo credit is given to Bogetti-Smith Photography.

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