Olympian Brendan Green has achieved some remarkable successes on the international stage.

 

NWT Biathlon News Release
January 21, 2011
 
At the half-way point in IBU World Cup competition, Olympian Brendan Green has achieved some remarkable successes on the international stage. He has already accumulated 98 World Cup points surpassing his 77 point to

tal for all of last season. Points are only awarded to the top 40 finishers in the individual races, with 40 points awarded to the wInner, and decreasing to 1 for the 40th position. He is now back in Canada to recharge in preparation for the American IBU World Cup races to be held in Presque Isle and Fort Kent ME. Following those races, he travels to Khanty Mansiysk RUS for the World Championships.  

 
Up to now, Brendan's strength has normally been in skiing performance. According to last season's International Biathlon Union records, he is listed as the fastest skier on the Canadian team, and in the top 36 internationally. But the challenge in biathlon is to balance fast skiing on the course with accuracy in the shooting range. So it is encouraging to note that Brendan's recent advances in his World Cup rankings have been achieved with perfect or near perfect results on the range. What's exciting is that now he is consistently delivering shooting performances every bit as strong as his skiing.  
 
The high points came in Oberhof GER with an outstanding 14th place finish in the 10 km Sprint, followed by his qualifying for his first ever Mass Start event. The Mass Start is restricted to the top 30 athletes selected according to a special performance criteria; in it he managed to secure  an impressive 25th place finish. A series of brilliant shooting performances came about in his last set of races in Rupholding. There he shot clean in the Sprint, and completed the Individual and Pursuit events with only one miss in each.        
 
So far this season, Brendan has completed 14 World Cup races of which he had top 30 finishes in 5 of 11 individual events. Brendan will close out the season by leading the youthful NWT Biathlon Team at the Canadian Championships.
 
 
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