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What is Biathlon?
A discipline inspired by hunting, it became a subject of instruction in high mountain warfare schools.
Present at the Olympic Games with a total of ten competitions for men and women, the biathlon sees the athletes measure themselves on rings of various lengths (2 km, 2.5 km, 3.3 km, 4 km) at the end of which they engage five immobile targets placed at a distance of one hundred meters. Time does not stop during the shooting, so athletes must shoot quickly.
Biathlon is a discipline that combines free-style cross-country skiing and small-caliber rifle shooting. In the competitions the athletes have to run several times a ring, whose length varies according to the specialty; at the end of each lap the athletes are presented at the range to shoot 5 shots. For each wrong target the athlete incurs a penalty that consists of a lap of a ring of 150 meters for each error, or, in the individual race, an additional minute to the total time. The athlete with the best time wins.