Cold, Windy & Fast - Biathlon World Cup in Canmore, AB


Christian Gow - Canada (Centre) - Photographs by Kelly VanderBeek Canmore Banff based photographer

It was a cold and windy day for the Biathlon World Cup held in Canmore, AB. The polar vortex was in full force, but just shy of calling for a cancellation of today's relay races. I was there there covering the event for CBC and thought I'd share a few of my favourite images here.

Photographs by Kelly VanderBeek Canmore Banff based photographer

The fans embraced the cold and came out to take in the show.

Chandra Crawford (right) - Photographs by Kelly VanderBeek Canmore Banff based photographer

The race was challenging for all (when isn't it though)...

Photographs by Kelly VanderBeek Canmore Banff based photographer

Photographs by Kelly VanderBeek Canmore Banff based photographer

Photographs by Kelly VanderBeek Canmore Banff based photographer

Photographs by Kelly VanderBeek Canmore Banff based photographer
Photographs by Kelly VanderBeek Canmore Banff based photographer

For one athlete, Brendan Green, this race marked the last time he would cross the finish line as a professional athlete. The crowd & his teammates emotionally celebrated him & his career.

Photographs by Kelly VanderBeek Canmore Banff based photographer