Over the last two seasons, Vermonter Susan Dunklee has logged some strong finishes while competing internationally in biathlon.
In February, Barton-raised biathlete Susan Dunklee took a silver medal in the 7.5km sprint at the World Biathlon Championships in Italy as the 34th starter. In doing so, Dunklee became the only American to have won two World Championship medals in her career, having won silver in 2017.
Over the last two seasons, Dunklee’s best individual World Cup finish has been a seventh place, but on Feb. 14, she was one of four competitors out of 101 to shoot clean over 10 attempts, finishing with a time of 21:19.9 to end up 6.8 seconds behind gold medalist Marte Olsbu Røiseland of Norway. It was only the sixth time an American has podiumed at the biathlon world championships.
Last winter, Dunklee, 34, took first place in the sprint, pursuit and super sprint formats at the U.S. Biathlon National Championships in Jericho, Vt., claiming first
place finishes in all three disciplines at the National Championships for the second year in a row.
Featured Photo: 11.03.2017, Kontiolahti, Finland (FIN): Susan Dunklee (USA) – IBU world cup biathlon, pursuit women, Kontiolahti (FIN).