The first weekend of the Olympic Biathlon season brought twin biathletes Lanny & Tracy Barnes quite a lot of success. Lanny was racing in the alpine town of Idre, Sweden while Tracy was at the 1988 Calgary Olympic Biathlon Venue in Canmore, Canada. Both Lanny and Tracy had two sprint races[…]
Category Archive: The Road After Russia
It’s Winter! Well at least in certain parts of the world. Tracy and Lanny are getting ready to start their first races of the season and wanted to send you and update on how things were going. The last couple of weeks the twins competed in the last[…]
The Olympic racing season has started! Yep, I know, it’s seems a bit early seeing as though the Olympics aren’t until February. But the qualifications started last week in Jericho, Vermont. Close to 150 athletes from the U.S., Canada, Sweden, and Lithuania showed up for the event. The weekend consisted of 2[…]
In Alaska Moose have the right of way….Tracy & I boarded our second flight in Denver, Colorado that would take us to Anchorage, Alaska and yet another adventure in the world of the Twin Biathletes. After our first flight and a flight attendant that threatened every passenger that stepped foot on the[…]
Hi!! How are you doing? How is your summer going? Tracy and I wanted to send you a little update with some pictures and let you know how our pre-Olympic training has been going and how our legs are doing since the surgery this winter. This time of year there aren’t a lot of[…]
Happy Spring!! Winter is finally over (in some places :)) and Tracy and I have just started our training for the 2013/2014 Season which includes the 2014 Olympics next February. Tracy and I have completely recovered from the surgery and so far it has been deemed a success! We are back into[…]
“Wow, that was fast,” I thought as my eyes shot open and the recovery room nurse stood over me and told me I was done and everything had gone well. “Amazing, that was the best nap I’ve had in a long time; is surgery supposed to be that easy?”, I thought.
Sometimes the road to an Olympic dream is very painful but necessary. We always knew the Barnes sisters were tough; we just didn’t know how tough… Please keep Lanny & Tracy in your prayers as they go through surgery and then rehab in this next week up at the US Olympic Center in Colorado Springs.
Dear Family & Friends, Anyone who has ever pursued a dream has found out it usually is never as easy as it seems. There are always bumps in the road and challenges that come along to test us to make sure we are the right person for the job. If we aren’t[…]
Happy New Year! How were the Holidays? Tracy and I are in Oteeppa, Estonia for a series of International Biathlon Cup Races. We flew from Munich, Germany to Helsinki, Finland, and then a quick 20 minute flight to Tallon, Estonia on New Years Eve. Tallon is located at the northern tip of[…]