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Olympians on The Hill

Earlier this week I had the privilege of visiting Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to speak with politicians about the impacts of climate change I've seen through being a professional biathlete. It was a whirlwind day, and one I will never forget. I'll try to break down how my day went, and what exactly we did, with plenty of photos! (All photos in this blog were taken by Elysees Eye Productions) (L-R) Lindsay Bourgoine, myself, Stacey Cook, Jessie Diggins, Arielle Gold, David Wise, and Barbara Weber I was a part of a bipartisan congressional briefing which was organized by the nonprofits Protect Our Winters and Citizens' Climate Lobby, and was co-hosted by Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colorad

Closing out the season

And just like that, the 2017/18 biathlon season is officially over. I hate to sound like a downer, but this was definitely the worst season of my career. I struggled with constant sickness which resulted in lower training hours. I saw the aftermath of this during the race season, where I simply just wasn't racing to my full potential. Yes, I made the Olympic Team, but just barely. I found myself struggling with depression and motivation since the beginning of the training season, up until now. Honestly, I'd love to just erase this season out of my memory. But it's good to look back and see where things went wrong, and where I can make improvements...so that's what I'm going to do. People kee

MADDIE PHANEUF

USA BIATHLETE

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