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bi·ath·lon

 (bī-ăth′lən, -lŏn′)
n.
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.

biathlon

(baɪˈæθlən; -lɒn)
n
(Individual Sports, other than specified) sport a contest in which skiers with rifles shoot at four targets along a 20-kilometre (12.5-mile) cross-country course

bi•ath•lon

(baɪˈæθ lɒn)

n.
1. an athletic contest in which cross-country skiers carrying rifles shoot at targets along a course.
2. an athletic contest comprising any two consecutive events, as running and cycling.
[1955–60; bi-1 + (dec)athlon]

biathlon

- Consists of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.
See also related terms for shooting.
Translations

biathlon

[baɪˈæθlən] Nbiatlón m

biathlon

[baɪˈæθlɒn baɪˈæθlən] nbiathlon m

biathlon

nBiathlon nt

biathlon

[baɪˈæθlən] nbiathlon m inv
References in periodicals archive ?
Those above the age of 16 can take part in the main biathlon, aiming to swim 600 metres and run for 5km, while those from six to 12 and 12 -- 15 are welcome to participate in shortened biathlons, 150 metres plus 1km run and 300 metres swim plus 3km run respectively.
Amie competes for West Midlands Modern Pentathlon Club and competes throughout the year in biathlons, triathlons (run, swim and shoot) and tetrathlons (run, swim, shoot and fence).
THE Marina Club yesterday played host to the second in a series of biathlons organised to promote Bahrain as a sporting destination.
Both girls say they would like to take part in more biathlons.
Duathlons are sometimes called "biathlons." There has been some controversy over the name.
A SERIES of biathlons are set to take place as part of efforts to promote Bahrain as a sporting destination.
The three races will include the Summer Biathlons, a 'Try a Bi' and a 'Juniors Try a Bi'.