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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