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Any sporting event made up of two disciplines which, as a winter sport, refers specifically to cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. The so-called modern biathlon combines running and swimming but, when no Olympic-sized pool is available, a biathlon may consist of running and biking, usually bicycling and running—i.e., it is a triathlon without the swimming
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Our main goal for the Summer Biathlons is to provide a great day out for the sporting community, for the public in Bahrain and nearby countries to participate and appreciate sports, competing in a friendly atmosphere, challenging their skills and fitness," he said.
Each biathlon will feature two options - a 600m swim in the sea followed by a 6km run and a 200m swim and 3km run for adults aged 16 and over.
Sports event consultant, Adnan Al Qassab, said: "A biathlon is any sporting event made up of two disciplines and in our case we will feature swimming followed by running.
The Summer Biathlon will consist of a 600m swim and a 5km run.
At the English schools' biathlon in Norwich earlier this year Lizzy finished in first place, ahead of her sister who picked up silver.
In fact, Stanback is entering him in a biathlon for kids later this year.