The #2 American sled had a crash in the 50/50 curve yesterday during the second run. Everyone was physically okay luckily and they'll continue to compete today.
I can't believe how many sleds are crashing on this track. I think it's making the Bobsled, Luge, and Skeleton events less fun to watch. No one wants to see the athletes putting their lives at risk. And we all know this track is the reason the Olympics got off to it's worst start ever this year.
So hopefully, today will be crash-free and it will be all about the start times and the expert driving as it should be.
And speaking of experts, the #1 US sled with Buffalo's Steve Mesler is in first place after two runs! And they've got a lead of 4/10th's of a second going into run three - that's a big lead for Bobsledding!
The third heat of Four-Man Bobsleigh (yeah, that's all the official wording there) is at 4:00pm Eastern time with the final heat following at approximately 5:40pm. I'm sure that final run will air in primetime.
As you watch, do you ever wonder how they steer the bobsleds? Visit HowStuffWorks.com to find out.
And just for fun, here's some footage of the original Jamaican Bobsled Team from 1988. Considering how bad the Whistler track is, maybe it's good they didn't make it into the Olympics this year...