Dunklee 7th in Kontiolahti Pursuit
KONTIOLAHTI, Finland (March 16, 2014) – Susan Dunklee (Barton, VT) battled windy conditions at the range today to finish 7th in today’s 10-kilometer pursuit. Posting a time of 33:53.4 and seven penalties, Dunklee was 3:01.4 back from Kaisa Makarainen (FIN) winning with a time of 30:52/+2, and sweeping all three women’s events in Kontiolahti.
“The wind made for some challenging shooting,” said Dunklee. “During my final standing stage, I had to wait out strong gusts. For long moments, there were no sounds of shots from anyone on the range, a very unusual occurrence. Skiing felt great again and I'm looking forward to one last week of World Cup action!”
Darya Domracheva (BLR) took second (31:52/+1), and Olga Zaitseva (RUS) was third (32:46.3/+5). Hannah Dreissigacker (Morrisville, VT) finished 49th (36:23/+8), and Sara Studebaker (Boise, ID) was 54th (37:35.3/+5). Extended results from the women’s pursuit are available here.
Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, NY) finished 14th in today’s men’s 12.5km pursuit. Posting a time of 34:33.5/+5, Bailey finished 45.4 seconds back from Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe, completing a World Cup 8 hat-trick with today’s win (33:37.1/+5). World Cup leader Martin Fourcade (FRA) was second (33:53.4/+3), and Bjoern Ferry (SWE) finished third (33:57.5/+3).
Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) finished 17th (34:34/+4), and Leif Nordgren (Marine, MN) was 34th (35:52.5/+4). Complete results from the men’s pursuit are available here.
The IBU World Cup season concludes in Oslo Holmenkollen, beginning Thursday with the sprint events. All events will be webcast live here.