Target Sprint is a relatively new sport which combines sprint running and air rifle shooting.
Target sprint is a race, with the competitors running 3 x 400 meters with two 10m rifle shooting sessions in between. After the first 400m sprint, participants shoot at a series of 5 knock down targets with an air rifle, run another 400m, shoot at the targets again, then end with a final 400m run. Shooting accuracy is crucial, as missed shots result in time penalties.
For the shooting component, the athletes fire at five falling targets from the standing position. Athletes must continue firing until all targets are hit, up to a maximum of 15 attempts. If after 15 shots some of the targets are not hit, the athlete must remain in the penalty box for 15 seconds for each missed target.
There are other variations possible, such as shortening of the run course or the inclusion of relays.
- Summer Biathlon — a combined sport of roller skiing (or trail running) and rifle shooting.
- Biathlon — a combination of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.
- Nordic shooting with cross-country running — the summer variant of Nordic Field Biathlon, a precursor to Olympic Biathlon.
- Roller Skiing — races are conducted on tarmac road courses with athletes wearing snow skis with wheels attached.
- Cross-Country Skiing — races over snow-covered terrain while wearing skis.
- Biathlon Orienteering — a combination of the navigation sport of orienteering with rifle shooting.
- Laser Run — four legs of laser pistol shooting, each followed by an 800m run. It is also the final leg of the modern pentathlon.
- Triathle — a shortened version of the Modern Pentathlon, athletes compete in shooting, swimming and running events as a part of a single race.
- Winter Triathlon — athletes compete in running, mountain biking and cross-country skiing.
- Modern Pentathlon — comprises five events: fencing, 200m swim, show jumping, and combined pistol shooting and 3200m run.
- Ski Archery — a combined sport involving skiing and shooting arrows at targets.
- Trail/Fell Running — running and racing done off-road or on any over upland country, with a significant hill component.
- Cross country running — individuals or teams run races which involve courses over natural terrain.
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