Cooper finishes 96th in biathlon race

Cooper finishes 96th in biathlon race

Kenai’s Travis Cooper finished 96th out of 105 finishers Wednesday in an IBU World Cup biathlon race in Oestersund, Sweden. Cooper, a 2015 Kenai Central grad, was making his second start of the 2019-20 World Cup season in the 20-kilometer men’s event.

Cooper missed five shots — three in the first round, one in the second and one in the third, before shooting a clean fourth round, and finished 13 minutes, 16 seconds, behind race winner Martin Fourcade of France, who won in 53:11.9.

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