Lake Placid, New York (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- Many athletes train for a life time in their sport. Biathlete Clare Egan's course was a little different.

A champion runner and Nordic skier at Cape Elizabeth, she went on to Wellesley College. It did not have a ski team, so she started one and also competed in track and cross country.

She went on to graduate school at the University of New Hampshire. Since she still had a year of eligibility, she competed in track and Nordic skiing.

With eight top-twenty finishes in national ski championships, she decided to move on.

She went to Fort Kent and tried biathlon in 2013. A year later, she almost made the Olympic team,

She was inspired by her performance at the Olympic Trials and dedicated herself to the sport.

Now she is generally considered America's second best biathlete and is expected to compete in five events at PyeongChang.