CANMORE, AB, February 8, 2019. The Canadian men kept brave spectators on the edge of their seats with a solid 10th place finish in extreme cold at the BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon Relay. The team of Christian Gow, Scott Gow, Jules Burnotte and Brendan Green were in the fight for the podium halfway through the race. “I had a french athlete with me who is a really fast skier, so that was perfect way to start” says Christian Gow, who posted an impressive personal best 10th place in Thursday’s Shortened Individual race.
Gow tagged his brother Scott, of Calgary who maintained 4th position for the team. “I felt better than yesterday, and had more energy”. Scott Gow says, adding that spending as little time in the wind as possible was key. Third relay leg Jules Burnotte of La Patrie, Quebec tagged anchor Brendan Green for the final race of Green’s career.
Green celebrated with teammates and team staff who swarmed him with champagne at the finish line. “I thought it would be special to bring my career full circle, back to where everything started and finish off with one last World Cup race in front of family and friends”.
The race was won by Norway who mentioned that the weather made it difficult to handle the extra bullets allotted in the relay. Second place went to France, with Russia claiming the bronze medal.
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