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Final Push to World Championships

The schedule this season is different than past seasons. In Skeleton we always have World Championships at the end of the season. But this year because we have the Olympic Test World Cup in Sochi, Russia has been placed at the end of the season due to logistics. Worlds are in St. Moritz, Switzerland the most unique track on tour. In the summer it is a cow pasture. In the winter a sliding track is built from snow and ice with trees used as support beams for us to fly down the mountain at speeds of over 135km/hr. It is one of the most amazing feelings to glide down this track and not hear a rattle come from your sled because it is so smooth.


As amateur athletes we don’t really fit into the cultural crowd of St. Moritz. Sponsored by Adidas we stick out like sore thumbs amongst the elite fur coat, moon boot, Bentley driving atmosphere. But that doesn’t make the experience any less special.


We have been in Konigssee, Germany the last 4 days to get in a solid few days of dry land training; lots of rest, recovery and treatment. We leave in the morning for Switzerland. We have the team event race this Sunday January 27 and then the Woman’s skeleton race is the following Thursday January 31 & Friday February 1… Wish us luck!!!!!


Catch it all here bobskeletv


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