Becky Abeyta
Team USABiathlon

Mirra Payson

Athlete Bio






Lexington, MA


Bowdoin College


HSC Massachusetts Biathlon

Mirra’s parents introduced her to skiing at age 2 and she learned to ski with EMXC Bill Koch League in 3rd grade. After trying laser biathlon, her first race was at the Jericho Ethan Allen range at age 14. Throughout high school she split her time between running, Nordic skiing, and biathlon with HSC Massachusetts Biathlon as well as summer camps at Craftsbury Outdoor Center run by Algis Shalna. She is currently a freshman at Bowdoin planning to major in physics and racing on the Nordic ski team. Jessie Diggins, U.S. gold medalist in cross-country skiing, is her idol and biggest influencer. Thus far in her career, Mirra's favorite venue to race at is Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, NY.

Outside of Biathlon, Mirra enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, trail running and making bread. Fun facts: she has a twin brother and a pet rabbit!