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Canadian "Movember" Bobsleigh sets new record in Utah

Sled with moustache easy to spot



Justin Kripps sled is easy to spot - it's the one with the moustache.

It was also the sled in first place at the America's Cup events in Park City last week, setting a new course record in the start section by one-tenth of a second. They were out of the start line and into their sled in 4.77 seconds.

Kripps, sporting a moustache to support the Movember fundraiser for prostate cancer, and his teammate Jesse Lumsden won two gold medals in two-man bobsleigh, a gold in four-man and a bronze in four-man.

"We were hoping to make top three, but since we had new equipment and a team who had never competed together before it was a bit of an unknown," he said. "Three golds and bronze, yes, we are happy! And a track record, that was something we didn't really expect. That means Jesse and I pushed faster than all the top guys who have ever been here: Olympians, world championships... it's a pretty good start to the season."

Although it was not a World Cup event, the race attracted 22 men's teams from 10 countries.

The team is on its way to Europe to compete in Europa Cup events, and will join the World Cup tour later in the season.




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