Burke Finishes 15th in Oslo Pursuit
Norway (March 2, 2013) - Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) had the top finish
for Team USA, 15th place up from a start at 32nd, in today's 12.5-kilometer
pursuit at the IBU World Cup 7 in Oslo/Holmenkollen, Norway. Posting a
time of 35:54.9, with three penalties, Burke tied for the third best net time
of today's race and finished 2:06.7 back from World Cup leader Martin Fourcade
(FRA), winning today's pursuit with a time of 33:48.2 and two penalties. Tarjei
Boe (NOR) took silver (34:15.9/+3), and Alexandr Loginov (RUS) won bronze
was very happy to move up so much in today's pursuit," said Burke. "I
was definitely disappointed with my shooting in the sprint, so it felt great to
go out there today and have solid shooting in some very tricky conditions. I
have felt good here all week on the skis, so I am looking forward to what I can
do in tomorrow's Mass Start!"
Bailey (Lake Placid,
NY) finished 34th (37:25.8/+4) up from a start at 50th, Russell Currier
(Stockholm, ME) finished 47th (38:50.6/+6), and Leif Nordgren (Marine, MN)
finished 48th (38:59.1/+7). Full results are available here.
today's pursuit, Burke sits 14th in overall World Cup rankings, and Bailey is
29th. Both will start in tomorrow's Mass Start, beginning at 9:00 AM EST, which
will be webcast live at BiathlonWorld.com. Start list and results for
tomorrow's race will be posted here.
Cook (Saranac Lake,
NY) raced for Team USA in today's women's 10k pursuit. Facing challenging wind
conditions at the range, Cook (Saranac Lake, NY) posted a 38th (39:16.8/+9).
Tora Berger (NOR) added another World Cup win for the season with a time
of 32:12.2/+4, Marie Dorin Habert (FRA) finished second (32:43.4/+2), and
Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK) took third (32:57.3/+4).
results from today's 10k pursuit are available here.