I’m up in Fort Kent, Maine right now soaking up the World Cup atmosphere. A ton of work has gone into putting on these biathlon World Cups in Presque Isle last weekend and in Fort Kent this weekend. It’s very cool to see how excited everyone is and the County is going all-out to put on a good show. Last night there was a two hour long parade that went from Clair, NB, over the international bridge and then through downtown Fort Kent. It’s still unclear to me whether every float had to stop at Customs…
Anyways, what I’m really here for is to see the biathlon action. Here are some photos from the last couple days. I meant to take some during today’s pursuit but I got too excited cheering and watching the range carefully. Tomorrow’s mass start should be even more exciting!
That's me on the big screen during Wednesday's "TV Test Race." Check out the name they gave me…
Here you can see all the different angles from all the different cameras along the course. Even when we only forerun the cameras follow us along. It really makes you want to ski with good technique.
This guy, dressed up like a trapper, has been at all the events. He's carrying an Acadian flag and I noticed at least one French biathlete look at him funny, trying to figure out why he was carrying what looked to be a French flag.
A view of the range and part of the stadium. There are a TON of volunteers and here you can see the range workers marching out before the start.
This one's for Pepa. A Bulgarian athlete following a Swede into the stadium.
Sara Studebaker racing to 17th place (with clean shooting!)