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Holcomb edges Canada's Rush for two-man bobsled victory

Associated Press
11/24/2012 9:53:42 AM
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WHISTLER, B.C. -- Steven Holcomb extended his season-opening winning streak to three titles in World Cup two-man bobsled racing Friday, beating Canada's Lyndon Rush by 0.04 seconds.

Holcomb, from Park City, Utah, and push athlete Steve Langton of Melrose, Massachusetts, had a two-run time of 1 minute, 45.26 seconds. Rush, teaming with Lascelles Brown, followed in 1:45.30.

"I didn't win by much in this race," Holcomb said. "Lyndon is on his home track, and it's not easy to beat him here. I knew I had to lay down a smoker to keep the lead. ... I hope I can carry this momentum to Europe. We'll be in the Germans' backyard, and they'll play rough."

Germany's Francesco Friedrich was third in 1:45.60.

In the women's race, Canada's Kaillie Humphries pushed her winning streak to six.

Humphries and rookie brakeman Chelsea Valois had a two-run time of 1:48.68. Switzerland's Fabienne Meyer and Elisabeth Graf were second in 1:49.37, and Germany's Sandra Kiriasis and Brett Wiacker third in 1:49.50.

"North America seems to like me and I like it," Humphries said. "Hopefully, we can keep this streak alive as we head over to Europe. I know we have some big challenges ahead."

Humphries' streak started in Whistler last February, the track where she won an Olympic gold medal in 2010.

Brown, Rush, Holcomb and Langton (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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