Biathlon Preview
The U.S. Biathlon Team will look to ride the wave of its historic performance at the 2017 IBU World Championships and capture its first-ever Olympic medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Three-time Olympians Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke are primed to compete at their fourth Olympic Games and utilize their experience to break through to the podium in the men's events. On the women's side, 2014 Olympian Susan Dunklee has steadily improved since Sochi to become a legitimate threat to medal in PyeongChang. MORE

Lowell Bailey
Hometown: Lake Placid, New York
Olympic Experience: 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018*
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PyeongChang Preview
Coming off the most successful season of his career, Lowell Bailey made history during the 2016-17 season when he became the first American biathlete – male or female – to win a gold medal at a world championships. He shot a perfect 20 for 20 in shooting, aiding him to his first championship win in the men's 20-kilometer individual race and qualifying him as the first U.S. athlete for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Prior to last season, Bailey had never finished higher than third place at a world cup event or 10th at a world championships. At the Sochi Olympics in 2014, he placed eighth in the men's 20K event, marking his top finish in three Olympic Games. In what will be his fourth straight Olympic appearance, the 35-year-old has high hopes to win the first biathlon medal for Team USA in February after finishing a career-best eighth place in the overall world cup rankings – a historic best for a U.S. biathlete.
About Lowell
Hidden talent: I play and perform music. I play in two bands in Lake Placid and have recorded on four albums.

Best advice received: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Earliest Olympic memory: I remember watching Bjorn Daehlie at the Lillehammer 1994 Games.
Susan Dunklee
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Hometown: Barton, Vermont
Olympic Experience: 2014, 2018*
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Susan Dunklee punched her ticket to PyeongChang, South Korea, alongside U.S. teammate Lowell Bailey when she became the first American female to qualify for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games at the 2017 IBU World Championships. She pieced together a historic performance to give Team USA its first-ever women's individual medal in biathlon at a world championships, taking silver in the 12.5-kilometer mass start and qualifying for her second career Olympic berth. The 31-year-old earned her first world cup podium last season and led most of the race at the world championships before falling to second place in the final kilometer, proving that 2018 might just be the year that an American stands on the podium at the Winter Olympics for the first time. She finished the 2016-17 season with six top-10 finishes and placed 10th in the overall women's world cup rankings, a career best and improvement from a No. 14 ranking the previous season.
About Susan
Best advice received: My dad always told me to keep it fun.

Earliest Olympic memory: I remember watching the Lillehammer Games on TV and could always imagine myself being there.
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