March 17, 2013


The finish-line in Khanty represents the finish of not just one race, but one more season.
And that's a wrap!  In some ways this season has flown by, and at other times, I feel like I've been over in Europe forever!  In general it's been a tough season for me, and I'm looking forward to taking a little break, re-focusing, and getting set to charge ahead towards the Olympics in Sochi just 11 months away. 

Sun-drenched Khanty-Mansyisk shooting range.
We've had a fun last week of racing here in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia - some great results for our team, and some heart-breakers.  But regardless, it's been a fun weekend to end on.  We finally found winter (it's COLD here!) and our wax techs placed a close 3rd in the wax tech biathlon competition on Thursday.  They (and we) were pretty excited.

Wax tech Mattias behind the scope.
Gara tags off to Toni in second place early in the race.
Pretty happy with third place!
Tomorrow we head to Munich where we'll spend the night before heading home on Tuesday.  I'll be making a quick turn-around and heading south for some relaxation and sun!  It should be should be a nice month off.  So, ciao 2012/2013...bring on the Olympic year!

See you later, Russia!

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