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1. An athletic competition that combines events in cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.
2. Any of various other athletic competitions combining two successive events, such as long-distance swimming and running.
[bi- + Greek āthlon, prize of contest.]
bi·ath′lete (-lēt) n.
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(General Sporting Terms) an athlete taking part in a biathlon
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a competitor in a biathlon.
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