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Elana Meyers Taylor to drive 4-man bobsled with husband as push athlete

Elana Meyers Taylor

The team from the United States USA-1, piloted by Elana Meyers with brakeman Lauryn Williams, get congratulated in the finish area after their silver medal run during the women’s bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


Two-time Olympic bobsled medalist Elana Meyers Taylor will debut as a driver in four-man bobsled races next month with her husband as one of the three push athletes, according to The Associated Press.

Women are allowed to compete in four-man bobsled for the first time this season, and Meyers Taylor is wasting no time. She will drive in U.S. team selection races in Park City, Utah, in November, after which teams are named for the international bobsled season that begins later in the fall.

Meyers Taylor’s three push athletes for her debut will all be men -- Dustin Greenwood, Adrian Adams and her husband, Nic Taylor -- according to the AP.

Taylor was a push athlete on the USA-3 four-man sled at the 2013 World Championships.

Two-time Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries of Canada has also said she wants to drive a four-man bobsled this season. Meyers Taylor and Humphries must beat out men’s drivers to be selected for one of their nation’s spots in international races.

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