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Lowell Bailey

Lowell Bailey skiing in a race


Lowell Bailey '05

Lowell Bailey made history in February when he became the first American skier to win a biathlon world championship. With strong skiing throughout the race’s twenty kilometers and perfect twenty-for-twenty shooting, he took the top step of the podium at the championship in Hochfilzen, Austria. Next winter’s Olympics in South Korea will be his fourth Games. 

“I’m waiting for someone to wake me up. The last loop felt like it was forty kilometers long and not four. To shoot clean at world championships and to have unbelievable material, every single part of my race came together today. I will remember this for the rest of my life.” 

Watch the final minutes of Bailey’s championship race:

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