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Lake Placid, N.Y. - Biathlon North American (Nor Am) Cup competition will be held, Thursday, Feb. 10, through Saturday, Feb. 13, in Lake Placid, N.Y. at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex.  Biathletes from across the United States and Canada will compete in this exciting winter sport that combines cross country skiing and rifle marksmanship.

The schedule includes sprint and pursuit format race events for men and women in junior, senior and master classes. Skiing distances vary per event and class. 

Schedule:                                                                                                                                     

Thursday, Feb. 11 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Official Training for Biathletes

Friday, Feb. 12 - 10:00 AM Sprint - Senior Men 10K; Junior Men 10K; Senior Women 7.5K; Junior Women 7.5K; Youth Men 7.5K; Youth Women 6K; Master Men 10K; Master Women 7.5K

Saturday, Feb. 13 - 10:00 AM Pursuit - Senior Men 5x2.5K; Junior Men 5x2.5K; Senior Women 5x2K; Junior Women 5x2K; Youth Men 5x2K; Youth Women 5x1.5K; Master Men 5x2.5K; Master Women 5x2K

For the complete schedule of activities, Nor Am Cup competitor invitation entry form, lodging contact information, and post race results, go to the North American Competition Calendar page on the US Biathlon website at http://biathlon.teamusa.org/events/2443

The site of many National and International events since the 1980 Olympics, the Mt. Van Hoevenberg biathlon stadium includes shooting range and start/finish line cross country ski courses with public spectator viewing areas. 

The Nor Am Cup at Lake Placid is the fifth event of the 2009-10 international series of biathlon races held in the United States and Canada. Nor Am Cup #5, organized by the U.S. Biathlon Association and Biathlon Canada, is hosted by the biathlon clubs of New York (Lake Placid, Polar Bear, Saratoga, Syracuse, Western New York) in cooperation with the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA).                                                               

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Contact:

Rick Costanza, Chief of Competition

Lake Placid Biathlon Club

(518) 891-6538 or (518) 524-6459

rtcostanza@gmail.com