copyright the Chronicle April 2, 2014
by Natalie Hormilla
CRAFTSBURY — Susan Dunklee of Barton returned to Vermont last week, having made history once again.
After her Olympic run in Sochi, Russia, in February, it was back to business as usual on the biathlon World Cup circuit. In her final week of races, in Oslo, Norway, Ms. Dunklee had a career breakthrough: She came in third in the 7.5-kilometer sprint, marking the first time in 20 years that an American woman biathlete graced the World Cup podium.
“Just to get up there, when it’s the same field, it’s pretty special,” she said in an interview last week. She was referring to the wide field of athletes that participate in World Cup races.