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Fairbairn eighth at midway point in men's skeleton

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2/14/2014 8:31:03 AM
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Canada's John Fairbairn rebounded from a frustrating first run in the Olympic men's skeleton event to sit eighth at the midway point of the competition.

Fairbairn, of London, Ont., had a second run of  56.92 seconds for a combined two-run time of one minute 54.26 seconds.

The London, Ont. slider is tied for eighth, 0.68 seconds behind third-place, held by American John Daly (1:53.58).

Eric Neilson, of Kelowna, B.C., is in 12th, with a combined time of 1:54.42

Russia's Alexander Tretiakov benefited from some home-ice advantage, posting a track record time of 55.9 with his first run, and remained in first with a combined time of 1:51.99.

Martins Dukurs of Latvia is in second with 1:52.55

The final two runs are set to begin at 9:45 a.m. ET.

John Fairbairn (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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