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What it’s like to ride in a bobsled (video)

Bobsled track

Milan Jagnesak and Vladimir Simik guide the Slovakia 1 bobsled down the track during the men’s two-man bobsled World Cup event in Whistler, British Columbia, on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)


How does it feel to speed at up to 90 miles per hour down an icy track in a 400-pound bobsled?

“This is what you need to tell the rookies when they ask what the trip is like,” Lolo Jones said. “You need to tell them it’s like being put in a medal garbage can and thrown off of Mount Everest. That is what a bobsled trip is like.”

Undeterred, Denver’s NBC 9News reporter Matt Renoux took a ride down the 2002 Olympic track in Park City, Utah, at the U.S. Olympic media summit this week.

“For me, it sort of felt like being in a blender on a merry-go-round at high speeds,” Renoux said.

Here’s video of the run (accompanied by a Jones interview):

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