Meet Target Sprint, a game that needs to be brought over to the States
The International Shooting Sport Federation held the first world championship summer biathlon event last month, combining running and rifle target shooting.
The event, held in Suhl, Germany, and referred to officially by the ISSF as Target Sprint, makes competitors run a 400m track, then take their rifle from a storage rack and shoot at five falling targets from a 10m standing position with a time penalty for each missed shot. The athlete then repeats the lap and shoots again, followed by another lap to the finish line.
The Germans swept the event, which is aimed at more physically active competitors and getting youth into the shooting discipline. There were no American entries. In my opinion, the NSSF, CMP, 4-H, JROTC, Boy Scouts, and every other youth shooting sports organization needs to start howling for this is the States.
Get these kids off the couch.