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When Jonne Kähkönen was hired to be the women’s national team coach by the US Biathlon Association (USBA) in 2010, there wasn’t much of a playbook to follow. The Finn couldn’t mimic the footsteps of his predecessor, because there wasn’t one. For the first time, the women’s team was going to have a coach of their own. “The men’s program was on a really high level going into Vancouver [2010 Olympics],” USBA Chief of Sport...

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Clare Egan had been hoping for a top 60 in the IBU World Cup sprint on Saturday. Imagine how she felt after placing 16th. "It gives me confidence that the work I am doing is good and that I am on the right track,” she explained. Annelies Cook placed 25th for the U.S., Rosanna Crawford led Canada in 22nd, and Zina Kocher, Julia Ransom and Megan Tandy also qualified for the pursuit.

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Regardless of when winter officially starts, it's here as far as the ski world is concerned, and there's a lot to be excited about in North American racing. Canadian biathletes Rosanna Crawford and Nathan Smith jumped out to a relay podium in the first IBU World Cup race, and Canadian cross-country skier Alex Harvey took second in the men's 10 k skate in Kuusamo, Finland, for his first early season podium.