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Maine’s Egan reconsiders decision to retire from biathlon

March 30, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Olympian Clare Egan says she isn’t ready to retire from biathlon after a third-place finish in the final race of the World Cup season in Oslo, Norway.

The 31-year-old Egan became the first American to stand on the podium at a World Cup biathlon this season. She told the Portland Press herald that she’s “not at peace” with that being her last race in the discipline that combines cross-country skiing and marksmanship.

Max Cobb, president and CEO of the U.S. Biathlon Association, called it wonderful news.

Egan is competing this weekend Biathlon National Championships in Vermont. Then she’ll take a break, regroup and look ahead to next season. The Cape Elizabeth native said that she’d like to continue “as long as I’m having fun, meeting my goals, and improving.”

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