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7 things you need to know about bobsleigh


Even if Cool Runnings is your sole source of bobsleigh knowledge, you'll know that track athletes possess the raw potential to be superb bobsleighers. Here's your SPIKES guide to track and field's little brother.

Powerful leg muscles provide the raw speed fundamental to a fast bobsleigh run, and many top athletes follow their Olympic dreams out onto the ice.

US sprint hurdler Lolo Jones (above) has unfinished business. After narrowly missing out on medals at Beijing 2008 and London 2012, she has turned her attention to Olympic glory in Sochi. 

Before you tune in to see how Jones and fellow track star Lauryn Williams fare, here are seven things worth knowing about bobsleigh.

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