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Kaisa Mäkäräinen: Biathlon, Music, & Summer Nights

08.02.2012, Kontiolahti / IBU Info JK
Biathlonworld.com TV
29-year-old Kaisa Mäkäräinen won a World Championship, and the World Cup total score title last season. After a year at the top of the biathlon world, she is getting a chance to compete in her home biathlon stadium this week.

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Cold Training Day in Kontiolahti Video
Tuesday in Kontiolahti
Winning in Oslo Video
First 15K Win for Mäkäräinen
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At Home



Kontiolahti is really her home stadium. She started her biathlon career by borrowing a rifle from the Kontiolahti Biathlon Club, of which she is a member and she lives nearby in Joensuu.  She does much of her training in the stadium that hosts E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon 8 this week. This week is a true homecoming for Mäkäräinen.


Crystal Globes


The veteran biathlete came into a league of her own last season, scoring her first World Cup wins, World Championships and a fistful of crystal globes at the end of the season.


Everything I Need


Yet, according to Mäkäräinen, other “than having everything I need for training,” not much has changed in her life. She lives in an apartment that has training gear everywhere. She loves home-grown Finnish punk rock and the long summer nights in Finland, “when I maybe stay up too late.”


Kaisa Mäkäräinen talked to Biathlonworld.com TV about her life in the following video “Kaisa Mäkäräinen: Biathlon, Music, and Warm Summer Nights.”



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