Bobsledding is tougher than it looks

It takes athletic ability and years of training to careen down an icy track inside a sled

Updated: February 14, 2014, 10:44 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- So you watch the bobsled on TV and you say, "Damn, that looks like fun. That looks easy. You jump in a sled and just let gravity do the rest. I could do that.''

Ummm, maybe not.

As U.S. driver Elana Meyers explains, if you want to join the bobsled team, first you must go through a series of physical tests to see if you have the athletic skills to be a bobsledder. Like NFL stars Herschel Walker and Willie Gault in past decades, or Lolo Jones and Eja Evans this year. ...

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