Shots from Utah

Summer Biathlon

June, 2000

This page created 21 June 2000 - Not complete

Be patient - hopefully I will be done with labeling this page by the end of the weekend of the 25th.

This Summer Biathlon was organized by Scot Binkerd. (Thanks again Scott!) The race took place near Heber City, Utah, at Soldier Hollow - the site where the 2002 Winter Olympic Biathlon competitions will take place. The weather cooperated, and we had a gorgeous day in the upper sixties. The wind, which had been gusty the day before, held off until the after the last round of the shoot-off. Fiftyone biathletes ran the course - including members of the National Guard team, and those trying to qualify for the National Team. We also had many SLOC volunteers. The results will be posted here at some point.

Your computer monitor color depth needs to be set to thousands for the colors or the pictures will not look right. This page will take 2-3 minutes to load at 28.8 K baud. Click on a picture to see the full-sized version. I used a lot of compression in the interests of keeping download times reasonable - the actual pictures are quite a bit better than even the full size ones. For instance, in the first shot, the original shows the windows in the big white buildingnestled against the hills left of center (the course timing "shack"). Even with compression, the file sizes are roughly on the order of 100k/ picture.

Soldiers Hollow (Olympic Venue) from Memorial Hill Midway Midway
Race Registration Rifle zero Rifle zero
First wave - Elite racers Elite racers mass start Second wave waiting
Elite second wave is off First wave at prone First wave at prone
First wave at prone The penalty loop First woman at prone station
Offhand shooter Offhand shooter Crossing the finish
More Offhand shooters Volunteer timers Chuck, Scot, and Lyle monitoring the proceedings
Woman in the Offhand station Woman in the Offhand station Crossing the finish
Crossing the finish Crossing the finish Crossing the finish
Crossing the finish Crossing the finish Crossing the finish
Scot - they're supposed to start the other way! Novice division wave2 ready to go Novice division wave2 off
Informal shooting clinic after race