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16.01.2016
Getting Ready for a Snowy Mass Start Video
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The sky was dumping snow most of the day in Ruhpolding, making it pretty special in an almost snowless season. The women were first up to face the deep tracks. Every bit of their morning was affected by the snow. Our video, “Getting Ready for a Snowy Mass Start” shows a little glimpse of what the women were going through just before the starting gun went off.
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16.01.2016
Big Men Mass Win for Erik Lesser
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World Pursuit Champion Erik Lesser of Germany won the battle with the weather to claim the men's 15K pursuit in 40:29.3. Lesser shot clean to finish 9.8 seconds ahead of the Yellow Bib Martin Fourcade of France, with one penalty. Third went to Russia's Evgeniy Garanichev, with one penalty, 13.1 seconds back.
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16.01.2016
Snowy Mass Start: Victory Number 10 for Soukalova
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Clean-shooting Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic claimed her 10th World Cup victory by taking today's very snowy mass start in 41:13.2. Germany's Franziska Hildebrand, with one penalty and Laura Dahlmeier, with two penalties, finished second and third, 13.9 and 24.4 seconds back, respectively.
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15.01.2016
Ole’s Big Truck: Transport, Training and More
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Many of the big teams have wax trucks, but Ole Einar Björndalen, the most medaled athlete in winter Olympic history has a truck to rival any team, and then some. His new recreational vehicle/mobile training center has everything needed for daily life like beds, a full kitchen, shower, plenty of storage and up-to date electronics, but also full-size treadmill, for rollerskiing on wet days and fitness equipment so there is no need for a gym membership. Take a look inside this very special “mobile training center” in our video, “Ole’s Big Truck: Transport, Training and More.”
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15.01.2016
Norway Skis to Men’s Relay Victory
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The Norwegian relay team of Ole Einar Björndalen, Johannes Thingnes Boe, Tarjei Boe and Emil Hegle Svendsen won the men's relay this afternoon in 1:17:05. Norway used 12 spare rounds while second place Russia, with just six spares was 14.6 seconds back. Third went to Austria, with one penalty and seven spares, 35.8 seconds back.
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15.01.2016
Spectacular Winter Scenes in Antholz
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Winter finally arrived this week in Ruhpolding with some nice fresh snow to cover the tracks and surrounding mountains. Likewise, winter with some beautiful scenery is in full force at Antholz, site of World Cup 6 next week. No worries about winter conditions in this always special stop on the World Cup tour; the tracks and surrounding area are nothing short of a winter wonderland, just waiting for next week.
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15.01.2016
Ruhpolding Postcard: Biathlon Bavarian-Style
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Every winter for one week, Ruhpolding rolls out the red carpet of Bavarian-style hospitality, welcoming thousands of visitors to this small village. This year, the village opened its arms to biathlon fans for two weeks, due to the relocation of World Cup 4. Whether it is for one or two weeks, a visit to this special spot in Bavaria should be on every biathlon fan's bucket list; it is a truly unique biathlon experience. Our "Ruhpolding Postcard: Biathlon Bavarian-Style" offers a glimpse of the Ruhpolding biathlon experience.
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14.01.2016
Clean-shooting Wierer Dominates 15K
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Dorothea Wierer of Italy shot clean today, giving her a dominating lead and victory in the women's 15K individual today. Her time of 40:19.9 put her 54.8 second ahead of Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland and 1:09.9 ahead of Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic. Both Mäkäräinen and Soukalova had single penalties.
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13.01.2016
Martin Masters Ruhpolding 20K
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Martin Fourcade of France mastered the snowy conditions on the tracks to take the men's 20K today, with a single penalty in 50:53.9. Second went to the man who beat him in last week's pursuit, Simon Eder of Austria, with one penalty17.5 seconds back. Anton Shipulin of Russia finished third, also with one penalty, 28 seconds back.
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13.01.2016
A Cake for Kaisa Mäkäräinen’s Birthday Video
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Monday was a day off, no training for Kaisa Mäkäräinen, just as well, because it rained all day...and it was her birthday. After three hard days of competition that included a sprint podium, most of her birthday was spent, "in bed, resting." She added, "I hoped to go out for dinner with friends, but it is Monday on most of the restaurants in Ruhpolding are closed. So we will just wait another day and eat in the hotel." Mäkäräinen's birthday usually falls on a competition day and ever since her teenage years, she has spent her birthday on the road.
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