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Annelies Cook from Saranac Lake competes in her first Olympic biathlon on Sunday. Photo: Nancie Battaglia.
Annelies Cook from Saranac Lake competes in her first Olympic biathlon on Sunday. Photo: Nancie Battaglia.

North Country biathletes struggle in Sochi

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It was a very tough first weekend for the North Country's biathlon racers competing in Sochi. Three racers from the Adirondacks -- Tim Burke, Lowell Bailey and Annelies Cook -- competed at the Winter Olympics in the sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. All three finished well out of medal range.

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Tim Burke (at center) training before the weekend's biathlon competition.  Photo: Nancie Battaglia
Tim Burke (at center) training before the weekend's biathlon competition. Photo: Nancie Battaglia
Brian Mann checked in early Monday morning to get the latest from Adirondack Daily Enterprise reporter Chris Knight, who was at the Nordic track in Russia for the weekend's races.

Listen to Brian and Chris' conversation here.

Lowell Bailey from Lake Placid, a member of US biathlon, skiing in Vancouver in 2010 Photo: Nancie Battaglia
Lowell Bailey from Lake Placid, a member of US biathlon, skiing in Vancouver in 2010 Photo: Nancie Battaglia

Special thanks to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise for their help with NCPR's Sochi coverage.

Find all of NCPR's reporting on the North Country in Sochi here, and find even more on Twitter at #NCPROlympics.

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