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Meet The Iraq War Vets Turned Olympic Biathletes

January 22, 2016

In one of the most natural fits for our troops, both American and allied, the biathlon combines endurance with sharpshooting. These two British soldiers successfully made that transition for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.


The biathlon may seem like a strange event to some, but it is the ultimate test. After cross country skiing over long distances, you must hone in your senses to hit tough targets in the snow.

No people are better equipped to do that than highly trained soldiers.

Check out this impressive pair:

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