Men's Pursuit

Men's Pursuit

A varied and exciting race

In the pursuit competition, the 60 qualified biathletes will go full throttle to improve their ranking.

The 60 best-ranked men from the previous day’s sprint event will be on the starting line for the pursuit. They must cover a route of 12.5 km, with shooting heats every 2.5 km. Who will be in first place in the 2023 World Cup? Be there to find out!
 
COMPETITION INFORMATION
Men's Pursuit
ALL ABOUT THE PURSUIT
This format allows the top 60 athletes in the sprint (in some circumstances, an individual competition can be used as a qualification to make up the start list too) event to compete over 10km for women and 12.5km for men. Competitors make four stops at the shooting range: the first two in the prone position and the last two in standing. The start interval is determined by the results of the sprint competition so that the winner starts first, the second follows by the time back from the sprint results and so on until 60th (in the case of a pursuit following an individual, time gaps are halved). In case athletes are more than four minutes back, they start 4 minutes behind the leader. If there are more athletes at that point, they all start in a single wave, which means going out at the same time. Just as in the sprint, each missed target corresponds to a penalty loop of 150m. The winner of the pursuit is whomever crosses the finish line first.
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