After nearly hanging up the skis for good at the end of last season, NYSEF Nordic alum Lowell Bailey struck gold in the flagship event of the 2017 IBU Biathon World Championships in Hochfilzen, Austria, taking the win by 3.3 seconds over Czech skier Ondrej Moravec and defending world champion Martin Fourcade of France.

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It’s been an unforgettable week for NYSEF Nordic alum Lowell Bailey, who recently secured his second top-10 finish at the Biathlon World Championships, held in Hochfilzen, Tirol, Austria.

Lowell took 4th place in the Sprint race and 6th in the Pursuit at World Champs earlier this week.




Lowell had some pretty inspiring words for young athletes after his 4-th place effort:

“This year I have really tried to step back from worrying about where I end up on the result list and focus on the quality of what I’m doing, both in shooting and skiing,” he said. “Today I went out and really tried to execute the technique that I wanted to execute. And also on the range, to do what I have been training on the range all year to do. Some days it doesn’t work, and today it worked.”

See! Even on the World Cup level, it’s about focusing on the process of improving, rather than fixating on the end result or outcome. Execute the technique you’ve been working on and you will find progress!


Lowell Bailey fighting his way to fourth place in the 10 k sprint at 2017 IBU World Championships in Hochfilzen, Austria. (Photo: USBA/NordicFocus)

Read more about Lowell’s amazing week at Worlds here:

Sprint Recap

Pursuit Recap

Not to mention, Lowell has the distinction of being the first Team USA athlete (on any team!) to be selected for the 2018 Olympic Team. Go, Lowell!

Photo: Team USA