Meaning of biathlon

bi•ath•lon

Pronunciation: (bī-ath'lon), [key]
— n.
  1. a contest in which cross-country skiers, carrying rifles, shoot at targets at four stops along a 12.5-mi. (20 km) course.
  2. an athletic contest comprising any two consecutive events.
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