Brendan Green's relay team places 7th in final Olympic race

Hay River, N.W.T. athlete Brendan Green and his men's biathlon relay team placed 7th in their final race at the 2014 Olympics.

Hay River, N.W.T. athlete raced third in men's relay race for biathlon

A Northern Olympian and his men's biathlon relay team have placed 7th in their final Olympic race Saturday morning. 

Hay River's Brendan Green raced third for the team. 

Hay RIver, N.W.T., biathlete Brendan Green is racing his final 2014 Olympics race in Sochi, Russia at 7:30 a.m. MT. (CBC)
People in Hay River gathered at the Don Stewart arena Saturday morning to watch the race live.

The town has been watching Green's results closely every step of the way. 

"It isn't easy for us to get a feed on the biathlon, so everybody is emailing and phoning in the middle of the night, you know...when the races have been fogged out and delayed," sayd Bob White, Green's former cross-country ski coach.

"So we're all up in the middle of the night, we're all sort of groggy during the day, but it's just a kind of tingly kind of feeling. And I am really thinking something special will happen [today]." 

Team Canada was a medal contender for this final race, but Green says it's still a strong finish. 

Other Canadians on the biathlon relay team include Jean-Philippe Le Guellec of Shannon, Quebec, Regina's Scott Perras, and Calgary's Nathan Smith.


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