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Kripps in striking distance for a Canadian medal

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According to the Sochi 2014 website, Canadian bobsledders are in fourth place after the second run of the two man bobsled competition at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Justin Kripps of Vancouver, British Columbia and brakeman Bryan Barnett of Edmonton, Alberta are one place off the podium with a time of 1:53.26. They are currently 0.08 seconds back of Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton of the United States. Russians Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda are in first place with a time of 1:52.82 with Switzerland's Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann in second place with a time of 1:53.14.

Prior to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Kripps was making headlines on and off the track. Kripps and Barnett won the last World Cup bobsled competition prior to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, but also could not access his personal website while in Sochi. According to CBC News, Kripps posted a photo of himself and his teammates in their underwear on his site.

Kripps and Barnett come from a strong track and field background. Kripps competed in track and field for Simon Fraser University, while Barnett competed in the men's 200m for Canada at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

The Russians will be the favourites on Monday. They not only have home ice advantage, but are also coached by former Canadian Olympic gold medalist Pierre Lueders.



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