Biathletes don't miss a beat
February, 11, 2006
I've heard it said that competing in biathlon is like sprinting up a dozen flights of stairs and then trying to thread a needle, but I don't think that does it justice. Though these athletes are in ridiculous shape, and they get a whole eight seconds of downhill coasting to recover, their heart rate must still be elevated through the roof when they have to settle down and take aim.
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