After ‘Zero Preparation’ Specific to Opening World Cups, Top American Biathletes Satisfied with Results

ÖSTERSUND, Sweden – For two guys who were aiming for the medals last year and ended 2012 ranked in the top 20 of the World Cup, the biathlon season doesn’t, by outward appearance, seem to be off to a great start. Neither Lowell Bailey nor Tim Burke made a strong impression in Wednesday’s 20 k individual (they placed in the mid-30’s), then Burke skied from 18th to 15th in today’s pursuit and Bailey from 30th...