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Biggest lugers

Years after his father built him a luge track, Tucker West heads to Sochi

Originally Published: January 20, 2014
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

OLYMPIC DREAMS REQUIRE some level of delusion, a built-in resistance to statistics and physical sanity. The odds are so long and the demands so great. But when Brett West and his son Tucker, then just 6 years old, sat in their Ridgefield, Conn., living room and watched the luge events from Salt Lake City in 2002, the familial defiance of reason would soon surface in ways that set them apart from even the most weightless of fathers and sons.

"We just thought, Boy, doesn't ...

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