Clare Egan of the U.S. Biathlon team has wowed this season.
Through December and most of January, Egan popped steady and consistent reults on the IBU World Cup. Currently, she is ranked 19th on the IBU World Cup, ceding two spots to the top-ranked North American, Canada’s Emma Lunder in 17th.
Highlights of her season thus far are a 10th in a Hochfilzen, Austria sprint, 13th in a Hochfilzen pursuit followed by a ninth place in another Hochfilzen sprint. (Due to Coivd-19, the IBU calendar has scheduled several back to back race weeks at the same venue.)
Most recently in Oberhof, Germany during the first week of racing at the venue, Egan was 13th in the sprint.
She is ranked 14th overall in the sprint standings, 26th in the pursuit, and 19th in the mass start.
Racing continues on the IBU World Cup on January 13th with the men’s 10 k sprint. You can also view the IBU World Cup on Peacock.TV and the Olympic Channel with Chad Salmella commentating.
We have covered Egan before here at FS. Here are a few links of interest.
- Egan on our Nordic Nation Podcast discussing life during the pandemic.
- A February 2019 Check-in with Egan where she discusses her rejuvenated spirits when it comes to competing and training at the highest level.
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