Tim Burke

Olympian 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018

2017 (Hochfilzen, AUT) - 32nd in pursuit / 36th in individual / 40th in sprint / 7th in relay 2016 (Oslo, NOR) - 12th in mass start / 14th in sprint / 17th in pursuit / 44th in individual / 8th in relay 2015 (Kontiolahti, FIN) - 14th in mass start / 15th in sprint / 20th in pursuit / 31st in individual / 14th in relay

Athlete Bio


5' 11"


Lake Placid, NY


Saranac Lake High School

I could not live without snow...My dream vacation spot is where I can ski in the morning and swim in the afternoon...Pure relaxation is fly-fishing...I love bikes; I am a bike collector...The best place to rest is on the porch of my parents' house...My favorite meal is Mexican food...My best friend(s) are my teammates...“Being the underdog, an American in biathlon, really motivates me!"...Hobbies: Fly fishing, biking, hunting and alpine skiing

  • 2018 US Biathlon National Championships (Park City, Utah) - 2nd in sprint / 3rd in pursuit / tied for 1st in mass start
  • 2003 Junior World Championships (Koscielisko, POL) - 21st in individual / 44th in sprint / 18th in relay
  • 2002 Junior World Championships (Ridnaun-Val Ridanna, ITA) - 11th in pursuit / 16th in sprint / 31st in individual / 7th in relay
  • 2001 Junior World Championships (Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS) - 42nd in sprint / 44th in pursuit / 48th in individual / 12th in relay
  • 2000 Junior World Championships (Hochfilzen, AUT) - 50th in individual / 68th in sprint / 6th in relay

More on Tim:

Tim grew up in the small town of Paul Smiths, New York, which is located just outside of the Olympic village of Lake Placid.  With abundant winter snow and an active family, Tim started skiing and competing from a very young age.  After competing in Nordic skiing since childhood, Tim tried biathlon when he was 13 and never looked back.

Along the way, Tim has become a three-time winter Olympian, competing in the 2006 and 2010 games.  At the 2013 World Championships he won the silver medal in the 20 km Individual competition, the second American man ever to win a World Championship medal. Tim has also competed on the World Cup tour for the past ten years and during this time has accumulated multiple podium finishes and numerous top ten’s. During the 2009/2010 season he notched up three podium finishes in December to attain the number one world ranking for a portion of the season. In doing so, Tim became the first American to wear the yellow bib, marking him as the top ranked biathlete in the world.

Tim currently resides and trains out of Lake Placid, New York.  Besides being close to Tim’s hometown, Lake Placid is home to the US Olympic Training Center and is surrounded by ideal training conditions.  As Tim enters the prime of his career, he hopes to continue breaking barriers by becoming the first American to win an Olympic medal in the sport of biathlon.



First Year in Biathlon:  1997
Member of National Team since:  2004
Team Coach:  Per Nilsson
Club:  Lake Placid Biathlon
Skis & Boots:  Rossignol
One Way


2017/18  - 32
2016/17  - 46
2015/16  - 15
2014/15  - 34
2013/14  - 24
2012/13  - 10
2011/12  - 20
2010/11  - 45
2009/10  - 14
2008/09  - 25
2007/08  - 29
2006/07  - 25



2 IN 2012/13 Nove Mesto (CZE)
2 MS 2009/10 Oberhof (GER)
2 IN 2009/10 Oestersund (SWE)
3 SP 2013/14 Oestersund (SWE)
3 MS 2012/13 Pokljuka (SLO)
3 SP 2009/10 Oestersund (SWE)
4 SP 2017/18 Oberhof (GER)
4 MS 2012/13 Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS)
4 MS 2012/13 Oslo Holmenkollen (NOR)
4 SP 2012/13 Pokljuka (SLO)
4 SP 2011/12 Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS)
5 IN 2012/13 Sochi (RUS)
6 PU 2015/16 Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS)

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