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Fairfax's Kohn climbs in 2-man bobsled

Mike Kohn of Fairfax piloted his two-man sled into 12th place after two of four runs, climbing from 17th place after a disappointing first run. With American Steve Holcomb in fourth place, the competition concludes Sunday at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Kohn, who had never taken a run on this track before Wednesday, is teamed with Nick Cunningham of Monterrey, Calif. They finished their first two runs in 1 minute, 45.18 seconds, two days after learning they would compete as a team.

"I think we caught about three people, and that was pretty cool," Kohn said. "We've just got about 11 more to catch tomorrow, so that would be nice. I wish I had more training time, but it is what it is.... I've just got to get video tonight and start to figure out and do the best we can with what we've got."

Reigning Olympic champion Andre Lange from Germany stands in first place with a time of 1:43.31; Holcomb and Curt Tomasevicz stood just 0.12 out of first place with their time of 1:43.93; and Americans John Napier and Steve Langton were 11th with a time of 1:44.73.

"We're medal hopefuls and we're still within striking distance," said Holcomb, the four-man bobsled world champion.

By Amy Shipley  |  February 21, 2010; 6:38 AM ET
Categories:  Vancouver 2010  
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