ALL ABOUT THE SINGLE MIXED RELAY
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The Single-Mixed Relay is the youngest format in the biathlon sport. Each nation provides a team of one woman and one man, with each athlete running a total of 6 kilometres, divided into 4 laps. Whether men or women start first is decided before each event. If the women start, the men run an additional 1.5km final lap at the end or vice versa. The procedure is identical to the mixed relay, except that each runner has to run twice because there are only two athletes instead of four. During the waiting time in the changing area, the athletes' skis may be prepared but not changed. For each shooting there are three extra rounds, link in every relay format. If a target is still missed, a shortened penalty loop (75 metres) must be run.