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Anchorage Hosts World Junior/Youth Biathlon Team Trials

Thu, Dec  11, 2008 - By US Biathlon Association

Kincaid Park in Anchorage is bustling with activity. In three weeks, America’s best young biathletes will compete at Kincaid Park for a spot on the 2009 World Junior/Youth Biathlon Team.

Three days of intense racing action will start with a sprint on December 28, followed by a pursuit format on December 29. The final day of competition, December 30, will be a relay format (individual) race. These races will determine junior (ages 19-21) and youth (under 19) team members. As many as 16 biathletes will earn a spot to represent the US at the World Junior Biathlon Championships in Canmore, Alberta, Canada January 28—February 3, 2008.

The World Junior/Youth Biathlon Trials are the first of four major events set for Anchorage this winter. Also on tap are the Conoco Phillips U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships (Jan. 3-8), U.S. National Masters (March 5-8) and USSA J2 Junior Olympic Ski Jumping Championships (March 3-7).

All races start at 12 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Race details, entry forms and travel logistics information can be found at the US Biathlon web site, www.usbiathlon.org or at www.anchoragenordicski.com/Racing/Biathlon/worldtrials08.htm

For additional information, contact press officer Rachel Steer at rsteer78@gmail.com or US Biathlon Development Director Piotr Bednarski at MNbiathlon@aol.com