The Sprint Competition
The Sprint is a sped-up, shortened version of the Individual, in which skiing speed is more important than shooting. Instead of the one minute penalty for missed targets, the competitor must ski a 150 m penalty loop immediately after shooting. With shorter distances and only two bouts of shooting for all classes, the skiing times are around 30 minutes.
The men ski three loops of 3, 4 and 3 km interspersed with two bouts of shooting. Women ski three 2.5 km loops in the same format.