Feb 17, 2006 — Saturday in Turin, two ski racers from the Adirondacks will represent the U.S. in the biathlon. Tim Burke from Paul Smiths and Lowell Bailey from Lake Placid out-skied more mature American teammates to qualify for the exclusive 12.5 kilometer pursuit. Bill McKibben divides his time between the Adirondacks and Vermont. He spent a year training with America's best ski racers and wrote a book about the experience called Long Distance. Bill told Brian Mann that Burke and Bailey represent the future of America's biathlon program.