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Susan Dunklee: Evolution of a Coach

For over a decade, Susan Dunklee was a prominent face of the U.S. Biathlon Team, competing in three Olympics and winning silver at the 2017 IBU Biathlon World Champion...

Tim Burke: Development for the Future

If the recent U.S. Biathlon Trials event at Mt. Itasca Winter Sports Center is any indicator, athlete development is on the upswing. Record numbers of athletes were on...

Grace Castonguay: A New Pathway to Biathlon

There are many routes into biathlon. Grace Castonguay is part of a new generation of athletes who are finding the sport and moving quickly up the ranks. A passionate r...

Margie Freed: From XC to Biathlon

In the long term plan for U.S. Biathlon, talent transfer is a big topic – cross country ski racers trying biathlon. How practical is it? Well, just look at the example...

Maddie Phaneuf: The Joy of Coaching

Longtime U.S. Biathlon Team athlete Maddie Phaneuf grappled with her life’s direction after retiring. A full time move into coaching wasn’t really in her plan. But, to...

Fede Fontana: Farewell to Fluorocarbons

After several years of preparation, the IBU 2023-24 season will begin with a full ban on fluorocarbons, which have been used for decades. What will change for teams? H...

Lowell Bailey: Sustained Competitive Excellence

In 2017, Lowell Bailey’s World Championships gold helped ignite the sport across America. Today, as high performance director for U.S. Biathlon, Bailey remains at the ...

Campbell Wright: Kiwi in America

Walk into a room with Campbell Wright and you’re struck first by his Kiwi accent, his lighthearted approach to life and his confidence. The junior world champion was b...

Jack Gierhart Leads U.S. Biathlon's Next Chapter

Jack Gierhart, a highly respected Olympic sport leader, heads into his second season as president and CEO of U.S. Biathlon eager to take his first year experience and ...

Maxime Germain: Breakthrough Season

Maxime Germain: A Breakthrough SeasonIf you’re a skier or passionate outdoor enthusiast, two of the coolest places in the world are Chamonix and Alaska. U.S. Biathlon ...

Paul Schommer: Road to Recovery

Injuries are a part of sport. It’s something every athlete faces at some point. This past winter, Olympic biathlete Paul Schommer cut his season short with an early Ma...

New Ariens Nordic Center

The family-owned Wisconsin company Ariens is known worldwide as the King of Snow for its reliable, hard-working snow blowers. After an introduction to biathlon at Ruhp...

Oksana Masters: The Hard Parts

One of the most successful winter Paralympic athletes with nine cross country and five biathlon Olympic medals, Team USA's Oksana Masters has documented her remarkable...

Biathlon World Champs Preview

The IBU Biathlon World Championships are underway in Oberhof, Germany. For the U.S. Biathlon Team, six world championship veterans will combine with four first-timers ...

Vincent Bonacci: World Champs Debut

The IBU Biathlon World Championships in Oberhof are underway, with a U.S. Biathlon Team mixed with veterans and rookies. One of those newcomers, Vincent Bonacci, earne...

Tara Geraghty-Moats: Back to Biathlon

Two years ago Tara Geraghty-Moats was the number one women's nordic combined skier in the world when she made the call to return to her biathlon roots. Today, she's ma...

Fede Fontana: Inside the Wax Cabin

At any BMW IBU World Cup, the wax cabin is the heart and soul of the competition. U.S. Biathlon's legendary service technician Fede Fontana takes Heartbeat listeners b...

Sarah Lewis: World Comes to Lake Placid

This week 1,500 athletes from 50 nations are competing in Lake Placid at the biggest multisport winter event in America since the 2002 Olympics as the Adirondack villa...

Matt Dougherty: Biathlon and Books at PSC

A small college just outside the Olympic village of Lake Placid is starting to shake up the biathlon and nordic ski world. U.S. Biathlon has named Paul Smith's College...

John Farra: Building the Biathlon Base

A key component of U.S. Biathlon's 2030 strategic plan is building the biathlon base. Olympian John Farra knows that landscape well. His new role as sport development ...

Armin Auchentaller: Season Preview

A record five women and four men will open the BMW IBU World Cup at Kontiolahti in late November. U.S. Biathlon Team head coach Armin Auchentaller takes a look inside ...

Chloe Levins: Bouncing Back

Amidst all the biathletes training at Soldier Hollow in October, one stood out. After being sidelined for nearly the entire Olympic season with complications from COVI...

Deedra Irwin: Olympics to Remember

A year ago, the Olympic season was a great unknown for Deedra Irwin, an up-and-coming biathlete. Perseverance and consistency paid off, as Irwin earned a trip to Beiji...

Legacy of Leadership: Max Cobb

For over three decades, Max Cobb's leadership of U.S. Biathlon set a standard for Olympic sports organizations helping lead the sport to success and a solid future. As...

Achieving IBU TD Certification - Sara Studebaker-Hall

Growing up as a cross country ski racer in Idaho, Sara Studebaker-Hall didn't give officiating too much of a thought. But a helpful mentor pointed her in the right dir...

A Distinguished Career: Leif Nordgren

In his World Cup finale at Holmenkollen this year, Leif Nordgren was hoisted onto the shoulders of his teammates, celebrating a distinguished career that took him to t...

Susan Dunklee-Clare Egan: A Sport Well Served

Both Susan Dunklee and Clare Egan had their share of top international results. But as they retire from the international tour to pursue the next chapter of their live...

Beijing Recap

The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games provided some strong highlights for the U.S. Biathlon Team. Heartbeat explores Beijing with US Biathlon High Performance Director...

Chad Salmela: Beijing Olympic Preview

As an athlete, coach and broadcaster, Chad Salmela has been among the most influential advocates for biathlon in the last two decades. A highly-respected broadcaster f...

Art Stegen: The Origins of Biathlon

Biathlon will be one of the most viewed events at the upcoming Olympics in Beijing. And it comes with long history, from the days of hunters on skis with bows and arro...

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