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'That could have been me'

Updated: February 14, 2010, 9:19 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Ruben Gonzalez of Argentina was scheduled to take the evening's 39th run down the luge track Saturday evening. The day's 38th run was supposed to be by Levan Gureshidze, but the Georgian luger did not race because of Friday's horrifying crash that killed teammate Nodar Kumaritashvili. So Gonzalez slid in Gureshidze's place.

Doing so was not easy.

"Ohhhhh," Gonzalez said in a low moan when asked about his emotions at the top of the track. "I saw ...

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