CONWAY — Rapid Insight has opted to renew its sponsorship support of hometown Olympic athlete Sean Doherty of Center Conway. Doherty, who competed in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi,
Russia, will take on the world’s best biathletes over the course of the 2017-2018 season. Carrying the support of Rapid Insight and his hometown fans, Doherty hopes to earn a spot on the 2018 United States Olympic Biathlon team. The 2018 Games take place in PyeongChang, South Korea in February.
“I really appreciate the support I get from Rapid Insight, especially since this year is critical with the 2018 Olympics on the horizon,” said Doherty. “We’ve been training hard and smart and it’s always exciting to get support from my home town.”
The U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee met Nov. 13 and named Paul Schommer (Appleton, Wis.) to join Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, N.Y.), Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, N.Y.), Leif Nordgren (Marine, Minn.) and Doherty on the men’s World Cup Team for World Cups 1-3. The 2017-18 BMW IBU World Cup season kicks off this weekend in Oestersund, Sweden. That event runs
from Nov. 26-Dec. 3. The athletes will then travel to Hochfilzen, Austria, site of last season’s historic performances by Bailey and Dunklee at the world championships. World Cup 2 takes
place Dec. 8-10. The calendar year wraps up with BMW IBU World Cup 3, Dec. 14-17, in Annecy-Le Grand Bornand, France.
There are certainly some parallels between the work Rapid Insight does in data analytics and the unique sport of biathlon, a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing with rifle
shooting. In both, speed and accuracy are paramount. Plus, like Rapid Insight, Doherty is born and raised in the Mount Washington Valley. For Rapid Insight Founder and CEO Mike
Laracy, these common threads made the decision to continue its sponsorship support an easy one.
“At Rapid Insight, we love to support our local community, and Sean is such an inspiring local success story. We enjoy cheering him on, and we’ll follow his successes over the course of
the season, wherever in the world he may be,” said Laracy. “We’re proud to give him our support.”
As a sponsor, Rapid Insight will follow Doherty’s progress while he competes in the 2018 Biathlon World Cup held across the globe. News and results will be posted on Rapid Insight’s website,
A deeper look at Doherty, including interviews, results and background can be found at his personal website, seandohertybiathlete.com.
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