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biathlon

[bahy-ath-lon] /baɪˈæθ lɒn/
noun
1.
a contest in which cross-country skiers, carrying rifles, shoot at targets at four stops along a 12.5-mile (20 km) course.
2.
an athletic contest comprising any two consecutive events.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; bi-1 + Greek âthlon contest; modeled on decathlon
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British Dictionary definitions for biathlon

biathlon

/baɪˈæθlən; -lɒn/
noun
1.
(sport) a contest in which skiers with rifles shoot at four targets along a 20-kilometre (12.5-mile) cross-country course
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Word Origin and History for biathlon
n.

1956, from bi- + Greek athlon "contest," abstracted from pentathlon.

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