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Catch the Olympic spirit and become an Olympian without leaving Utah

Published: Monday, Jan. 27 2014 10:22 a.m. MST

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Keith Johnson, Deseret News archives
The Utah Olympic Park provides the four-person sled and one professional driver for what some have tagged “the ride of a lifetime.’’

The bobsled ride lasts just under one minute, but in that time riders negotiate 15 turns, hit speeds upwards of 80 miles per hour and pull up to 5 G forces. The maximum G force of the space shuttle at liftoff is 3, driver of a top-fuel dragster hit 4 and on a peak lateral turn a Formula One driver experiences a 5.

The ride itself is noisy, teeth-rattling and visually limiting. But, bragging rights go with the ride and the claim, “I did it.’’

Cost is $200 per person per ride. Reservations are required. Riders must be 16 or older, and anyone with health issues is advised to be a spectator.

For information and reservations call 435-658-4206 or visit www.utaholympiclegacy.com.
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