Walking On Sunshine

Emma Lunder (photo: Dave Holland-CSI Calgary
Emma Lunder (photo: Dave Holland-CSI Calgary)

Saturday, November 28th in Kontiolahti, Finland. It’s the start of the season on the IBU World Cup circuit. The women line up for the individual race. Great, she’s among the early starters, we’ll likely see her and take screen grabs for a picture.

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Jules Burnotte progresse

Jules Burnotte (photo: Denis Harbour)

Jules Burnotte a un potentiel fou.

Pour s’en convaincre, il faut cependant décoder son parcours atypique. Intello universitaire, citoyen conscientisé aux enjeux environnementaux, coureur, skieur et franc-tireur, le voici qui s’apprête à entamer sa 3e saison en Coupe du monde IBU, pourvu qu’il se qualifie la semaine prochaine à Canmore.

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The Wadsworth Effect

Adam Runnalls - (Photo- Daniel S. Guay)

Adam Runnalls – (Photo- Daniel S. Guay)

Adam Runnalls had just finished the Men’s Sprint in the Val Ridanna IBU Cup, two weeks ago. Top Canadian in 33rd place.

“Yeah it was a good one, he wrote, skiing felt really good today, fast skis made it easy to glide up these long 1 skate climbs and the new offset we learned this summer helped with the steep hills.”

New offset? Who taught you that? “Justin Wadsworth our head coach over the summer”, he replied.

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“Our goal is World Championships” -Justin Wadsworth

Justin Wadsworth (photo: Biathlon Canada)

Justin Wadsworth (photo: Biathlon Canada)

The first semestre of races is done on the IBU World Cup circuit (and IBU Cup).

Number of athletes stayed in Europe over Christmas and are now back training in Obertilliach, Austria, for the January block of races. Biathlon Canada’s Head Coach Justin Wadsworth and National Coach Pavel Lantsov (shooting specialist) reflect on a rocky start for their athletes who have been slowed down by sickness.

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