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biathlon

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for biathlon that I've seen before include "Contest in two events, like cycling and running", "Contest in two sporting disciplines, say cycling and running", "Sport combining rifle shooting and cross-country skiing", "Skiing and shooting event", "Shooting contest by skiers with rifles", "Winter sport involving rifles", "winter sports event", "Cross-country skiing/rifle shooting sports event", "Contest in two sports, like cycling and running" and "Sporting event of rifle shooting and cross-country skiing".)

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