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Clare places third in Holmenkollen mass start (photo: NordicFocus)

Clare Egan on World Cup Podium at Holmenkollen

Last Updated: 26.Mar.2019

This past weekend the IBU World Cup season wrapped up at the Holmenkollen stadium in Oslo, Norway. Three GRP biathletes toed the line and came away with strong results highlighted by Clare Egan’s first ever podium finish in the mass start.

The weekend got underway with a sprint event in which Clare finished 12th with just one standing miss. Susan Dunklee placed 30th with two misses, one in each stage. For the men, Jake Brown placed a solid 47th with three misses.

 

 All three GRP biathletes qualified for the pursuit. Clare moved up to 9th place with three misses. She cleaned both middles stages. Susan moved up considerably placing 18th also with three misses. She cleaned her first two stages. In the men's race, Jake finished 48th with four misses.                     

Clare was the only GRP athlete in the mass start, but she represented the team well racing to her first ever World Cup podium in 3rd. She had the best shooting in the race with only one miss. In a winter full of strong performances and personal bests for Clare, it seems only fitting that she would race her way onto the podium in the season’s final World Cup. 

While the IBU and World Cup seasons have come to a close, there’s one more biathlon event still to come: Nationals in Jericho, Vermont. Racing starts Friday (3/29) and the whole GRP biathlon will be competing so stay tuned for one more dose of biathlon fun before the off-season is upon us!

Full World Cup results can be found at biathlonworld.com.