Smoking guns, beautiful people and Spandex: the life of biathlete Susan Dunklee

U.S. Biathlon Olympian and World Championships medalist Susan Dunklee

PALM DESERT, December 18, 2017 – “A policeman taps me on the shoulder and says he had a report of a ‘mad woman with a gun’ that he needed to investigate. … Luckily, he was very friendly and understanding.”

A typical day in the life of World Championships silver medalist Susan Dunklee of the U.S., preparing for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. We asked her about what goes into being a biathlete and how her silver medal last year has changed her outlook … and that of others. After all, the U.S. has never won an Olympic biathlon medal …

Dunklee had lots to say and we outline her busy schedule upcoming next February in Korea in our Lane One commentary. Plus the results of a wild weekend of sports highlighted by the naming of new U.S. Olympians:

= p. 6/The Main Event: U.S. Short Track Trials with new stars John-Henry Krueger & Maame Biney!
= p. 9/Alpine Skiing: Lindsey Vonn not a “hag,” logs 78th World Cup win in Val d’Isere!
= p. 14/Bobsled: Elana Meyers Taylor & Kehri Jones on the podium again in Innsbruck;
= p. 17: Curling: Hamilton siblings win U.S. Mixed Doubles Trials & head to Korea;
= p. 21/Handball: France’s women take World Championships title from Norway;
= p. 23/Luge: U.S. names Olympic team after best-of-season results in Lake Placid;
= p. 27/Snowboard: Chloe Kim, Jamie Anderson & Chris Corning secure Olympic berths!

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