Running Deer Slow run Dean Nace 37-2 Standing Ken Alexander 38 Fast run Eric King 34 Total Ken Alexander 88-1 Tom Dunchak Jr. 88 Season (4/5) Frank Harner 290-2 Season (4/6) Tom Dunchak Jr. 293 Elk Standing Randy McCleaf 39 Ed Wire 39 Season (4/5) Eric King 123 (4/6) Tom Dunchak Jr. 123 Pistol Total Lynn Rexroth 57 Season Mike Malehorn 151 Sheep Total Tim Thompson 41 Season Dan Group 72
There are two courses of fire, one slow and one rapid, each composed of a 30-shot string from a distance of 10 meters The target, a life-sized lithograph of a boar, moves across a 2-meter opening. The rifle may have a telescopic sight, but not more than 4x magnification. The fast run is exposed for 2.5 seconds, slow run for 5 seconds. The gun is mounted after the target is exposed to the shooter
In 1912, the Olympic team event for Running Deer shooting was won by Sweden, with USA and Finland finishing second and third. The 1912 Olympics were held in Stockholm Sweden, where Jim Thorpe, a 24-year-old American Indian who was a two-time consensus All-America football player at Carlisle (Pa.) Institute, won the two most demanding events in track and field–the pentathlon and decathlon.