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Heartbeat takes you inside the world of the unique Olympic sport of biathlon - a sport that combines the heart-pumping aerobics of cross country skiing combined with the precision element of marksmanship. The US Biathlon podcast brings you close to the athletes to dissect one of the most popularity of Olympic Winter Games sports.

Heartbeat takes you inside the world of the unique Olympic sport of biathlon - a sport that combines the heart-pumping aerobics of cross country skiing combined with the precision element of marksmanship. The US Biathlon podcast brings you close to the athletes to dissect one of the most popularity of Olympic Winter Games sports.

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United States

Description:

Heartbeat takes you inside the world of the unique Olympic sport of biathlon - a sport that combines the heart-pumping aerobics of cross country skiing combined with the precision element of marksmanship. The US Biathlon podcast brings you close to the athletes to dissect one of the most popularity of Olympic Winter Games sports.

Twitter:

@usbiathlon

Language:

English

Contact:

4356029799


Episodes

Jake Brown: Perseverance Towards a Goal

3/23/2021
Athletes need to be methodical, with the virtue of patience guiding their careers. Minnesota native Jake Brown's career best 12th at World Championships was just another step for the soon-to-be 29-year old biathlete who discovered biathlon after a successful collegiate career at St. Olaf's and Northern Michigan University. He speaks to Heartbeat about his pathway and where it's headed next.

Duration:00:50:16

Niklas Carlsson: Leading Biathlon into the Future

2/15/2021
In just 18 months at the helm of the International Biathlon Union, Niklas Carlsson is modernizing the international sport federation for the future. Carlsson talks about the direction of the sport and how the unusual combination of cross country skiing and marksmanship can capture such a huge global following. The episode was recorded at the 2021 IBU World Championships Biathlon in Pokljuka, Slovenia.

Duration:00:44:58

Leif Nordgren: A Family Affair

1/29/2021
Athletes come into sport through many different pathways. One of the most common is family. Among America's top biathletes for a decade, two-time Olympian Leif Nordgren's story is one of family. He joins Heartbeat from northern Italy to talk about his passion for biathlon and the role both U.S. Biathlon and the National Guard are playing in his story.

Duration:00:46:43

Matt Emmons: Staying on Target

1/8/2021
When a biathlete squeezes the trigger, it takes just .15 seconds to strike a two-inch target 50 meters away. The precision is incomprehensible. Matt Emmons, an Olympic shooting gold medalist, has brought a new range of knowledge as U.S. Biathlon Team shooting coach. Emmons tells a story of a challenging sport and how he’s making a difference for his athletes in this episode of Heartbeat.

Duration:01:01:11

Clare Egan: Finding Biathlon Mid-Career

12/7/2020
Cross country skier and runner Clare Egan didn’t take up marksmanship until she was 25. Today, at 33, she’s established herself as one of the top biathletes in the world. What inspired her to take up biathlon mid-career? And what are the motivational factors that push her to continue her quest for excellence? Clare spoke to Heartbeat from Kontiolahti, Finland where the BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon tour is underway amidst strict International Biathlon Union COVID-19 protocols.

Duration:00:51:43

Judy Geer: Passion for Sharing Outdoor Sport

11/9/2020
Olympians Judy Geer and Dick Dreissighacker had a vision when they bought an outdoor sports center in 2008. Today, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center has become one of the most vital sports centers in the country for biathletes and cross country skiers. From her home in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, tucked amidst the maples, aspen and larches, Olympic rower Judy Geer talked about her passion for outdoor sport in an episode of Heartbeat: The U.S. Biathlon Podcast.

Duration:00:33:47

Chloe Levins: From Fairway to Biathlon Range

9/14/2020
Vermont biathlete Chloe Levins knows how to hit a target, whether it’s shooting clean in the Youth Olympic Games pursuit or carding a 70 from the men’s tees at the Country Club of Brookline at just 15. After a stellar junior career that saw her qualify for six youth or junior world championships in biathlon, not to mention a pair of state high school golf titles plus a Vermont amateur crown, Levins is turning the page this year and moving into the senior ranks. Somehow she found time to get...

Duration:00:34:28

Max Cobb: Leading U.S. Biathlon into the Future

8/30/2020
Max Cobb found his way into biathlon while a collegiate skier at Dartmouth. Today, he's piloting U.S. Biathlon into the future as a well-recognized Olympic and international sport leader. Known widely as his support of athletes, Max talks about his own past and traces the growth of biathlon as a sport in America. He rekindles memories talking about past medals but also takes a look at the future of U.S. Biathlon.

Duration:01:10:31

Dan Cnossen: Navy Seal Turned Paralympic Biathlon Champion

7/21/2020
Growing up on a fifth generation family farm in Topeka, Kansas was a long ways from the Paralympic ski tracks of PyeongChang. In 2018, Dan Cnossen became the first biathlete to win a Paralympic gold medal, earning a gold, four silver and a bronze in biathlon and cross country. Cnossen's story is remarkable - a decorated war veteran who lost both legs above the knee on a 2009 Navy Seal mission in Afghanistan. A year later, he was on cross country skis at West Yellowstone, Montana. Heartbeat...

Duration:00:56:14

Bringing Life Experience to Biathlon: Sara Studebaker-Hall

6/26/2020
Athlete, coach, program leader, NCAA team champion, two-time Olympian. Idaho native Sara Studebaker-Hall has spent her life in winter sport. This past March she took on the role of US Biathlon’s director of operations. A few weeks later, she and her colleagues were deep in management of how to get the US Biathlon Team home from Finland whe COVID-19 travel restrictions broke out. Sara’s vast knowledge of and passion for biathlon is telling. In this insightful Heartbeat podcast, she recounts...

Duration:00:43:34

Susan Dunklee: Targeting Silver

4/15/2020
Vermont native Susan Dunklee was a standout runner and cross country skier in high school and at Dartmouth College. Then she discovered biathlon. Today, she's a two-time World Championship silver medalist. Heartbeat talks to Dunklee about the mystique of biathlon and her role today as America's top biathlete.

Duration:00:48:00