Norwegian Biathlete Johannes Thingnes Bø

Video: Norwegian Biathlete Johannes Thingnes Bø on Why His Richard Mille RM 67-02 Hits the Mark

As the ski season comes to a close, Watchonista spoke with the Norwegian biathlete and gold medal-winning Olympian about why his RM 67-02 Automatic Extra Flat timepiece is the perfect match for his extraordinarily demanding sport.

By Marco Gabella
Chairman & Executive Publisher

As a combination of arduous cross-country skiing and on-point rifle marksmanship, the Nordic biathlon is arguably the most demanding winter sport in the world. Fitness is pushed to the limit when, after a strenuous cross-country ski journey, the biathlete drops to the snow to compete in precision target-shooting, where even a slightly quickened heartbeat can play havoc with shooting accuracy.

And Norwegian biathlete Johannes Thingnes Bø, with his 66 individual World Cup victories and 5 Olympic gold medals, is one of the all-time greats.

I interviewed the elite athlete in Courchevel about the significant benefits of his RM 67-02 and about the audacious story that brought him to Richard Mille in the first place (Hint: He basically cold-called them after he won his first World Cup crown).

Johannes Thingnes Bø wears a customized RM 67-02 sporting the colors of his native Norwegian flag. Learn more at the Richard Mille website.

(Video by Johan Corminboeuf)

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