Alaska hosts its first Western Regional Biathlon

The Alaska National Guard hosted the Western Regional Biathlon at Kincaid Park this weekend.

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

ANCHORAGE-  The Alaska National Guard hosted the Western Regional Biathlon at Kincaid Park this weekend. 

 
This winter sport combines skiiing and precision marksmanship. 
     
Participants alternate between skiing laps intedned to gheir heart rate up and then transitioning to shooting small targets at 50 meters. 
 
This is the first time the even was held in alaska. 
 
At least 70 gaurdsmen from ten western states competed in Saturday's event.
 
Some members have gone on to represent the nation in various international competitions including the Biathlon World Cup and the Winter Olympics.