Biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. A biathlon competition consists of a race in which contestants ski through a cross-country trail system whose total distance is divided into either two or four shooting rounds – half in prone position, the other half standing. For each shooting round the biathlete must hit five targets and depending on the shooting performance, extra distance or time is added to the contestant’s total running distance/time. The contestant with the shortest total time wins.
Short Code: BI