MARCH 3 — Women’s Outdoor News — Today is the start of the World Championships at Ruhpolding, Germany, which has a 34 year history of hosting of World Cup and World Championship events. The World Championships begin today with the 7.5km Sprint and continues through March 11. Ticket sales have reached 30,000 per day and the TV audience is expected to exceed 25 million viewers per competition. Lanny will race the Sprint today and is coming off of 2 podium finishes in the IBU Cup in Canmore, Alberta just before the break. During the break the US athletes trained in Italy to prepare for World Championships. With temperatures unseasonably warm. The athletes will have to battle extreme snow conditions from sun to shade out on the course, then come in to shoot poised in front of 30,000 screaming spectators in the stadium and shooting range. You can watch the sprint live starting at 9:30am Eastern or 7:30am Mountain time on this link. Also check out www.twinbiathletes.com for more updates, results, and pictures after the race. Thanks for watching.
-Tracy & Lanny Barnes
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