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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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Tom Smart, Deseret News archives
This is a one-on-one-on-one event at the Utah Olympic Park. That is, one person on one sled on one track traveling face first. The sled is slightly larger than a serving tray and the view is all white.

From the prone position, because of the G forces, it’s difficult to take the eyes off the ice. Riders take only a section of the track -- four turns -- but hit speeds upwards of 50 miles per hour.

This, too, is another of the I-did-it events and adds a whole new perspective to the Olympic event.

Riders must be 14 and older and, again, those with any health problems are advised to watch. The cost is $50.

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

>> United States Noelle Pikus-Pace finishes at the Skeleton World Cup race at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah, Dec. 7, 2007.
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