rules to play biathlon

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Pursuit

Rules to play Biathlon

Pursuit

In a pursuit, biathletes starts are separated by their time differences from a previous race, most commonly a sprint. The contestant crossing the finish line first is the winner. The distance is 12.5 kilometres (7.8 mi) for men and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) for women, skied over five laps; there are four shooting bouts (two prone, two standing, in that order), and each miss means a penalty loop of 150 m. To prevent awkward and or dangerous crowding of the skiing loops, and overcapacity at the shooting range, World Cup Pursuits are held with only the 60 top ranking biathletes after the preceding race. The biathletes shoot on a first come, first served basis at the lane corresponding to the position they arrived for all shooting bouts.


Basic concepts
How to Train for Biathlon
shooting
Special Requirements for Biathlon
Biathlon variants
In some countries
Mixed relay
Biathlon Competition
Rear sight
Skis and wax
Championships
The winner
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