Imagine what it would be like to ski through wooded trails in bright sunlight, your strength and balance effortlessly gliding you through winding hills and valleys. Finally you arrive at a shooting range; you adjust and control your breathing to shoot accurately and quickly at targets 50 meters away from you. The price of a miss is to ski extra distances before finishing the competition. Instead, you squeeze off your five shots, hit all five targets and quickly exit the range to complete one last loop and arrive at the finish line. That is the exciting Olympic sport of biathlon.