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Handicapping the favorites in the NYSSRA Champs… by Olympic Analyst: Chad Salmonella

The upcoming NYSSRA Championships promises to be a grueling contest.  Once again, the favorite in this race is Mother Nature.  She has rallied yet again to make the

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Preview of the Biathlon Race

The 2010 New York Biathlon Championships will feature a strong field. USA Today oddsmaker has taken a break from scouting racers for the upcoming Patch Sprint and has handicapped the biathlon field for the NY Biathlon Champs. Sherridan states,

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Halligan and Graham Claim Pursuit Crowns

Sean Halligan (Saratoga Biathlon) and Erin Graham (Saratoga Biathlon/ National Guard) were the fastest over two days at the Saratoga Biathlon Club.

Halligan who started the pursuit race first after the sprint race, was cruising for the first three loops with only three penalties (one in each stage). At the same time his competitors were struggling in the range, Tom Moffett (Saratoga Biathlon) who started third missed six shots in the first three stages.  Eli Walker (Saratoga Biathlon) and Rene Harde (Saratoga Biathlon) had each missed five shots. In the final shooting stop, Halligan experienced problems in the range, missing three shots. At the same time (well, 1 or 2 minutes later) Moffett was finally able to find the targets, shooting clean.

Sean Halligan

As Moffett headed out on loop for the final lap Halligan was exiting the penalty loop right behind him. Moffett was unable to shake Halligan and eventually cracked on a gradual climb with about 1 km to go. Moffett lead Halligan down a long downhill and up the final steep climb (by Jim and Betty’s house). At the top of the climb, Halligan made a move and Moffett was unable to respond. At the finish Halligan was three seconds ahead of Moffett. Eli Walker held of Rene Harde for third place.

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Weekend Results

The results from the biathlon races:

* Sprint

* Pursuit

A full recap with pictures will be posted tomorrow.

Biathlon Races this Weekend

2.5 km biathlon loop

The club is ready to host two biathlon races this weekend. On Saturday there will be a sprint race followed by a pursuit on Sunday. Due to the heavy rain on Monday we will

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Wynn Wins One For The Thumb!

Mike Wynn (PNMSP) took the early lead in the 2010 Great Sacandaga Mini Marathon and never looked back. Mike Wynn skied solo for most of the race finishing in a time of 1:23:39. In second place was Wayne Clark

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Last Day for Early Bird Fee for NYSSRA Champs

Today is the last day to register for the 2010 NYSSRA Championships/ NY Biathlon Championships at the reduced rate. Starting tomorrow the fee will increase by $5.

Register online at

For complete information go to the champs

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Video From the 2009 Champs

Video from last years 20 km classic race at the NYSSRA Championships. Recorded by club member Darrell Rikert.

NYS Classic Champs 09 Uploaded by SaratogaBiathlon. – More sports videos.

Remember early bird registration for the 2010 champs is currently

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Race Registration Opens December 1st

Registration for the club sponsored races opens on December 1st. The races you can register for include the Great Sacandaga Mini Marathon, the January biathlon races, and the XC and biathlon races at the NYSSRA Champs. Online registration is

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