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Jamie Greubel and Lolo Jones by 1pen Jamie Greubel and Lolo Jones by 1pen
Pilot, Jamie Greubel (front-handle), and brakeman/pusher, Lolo Jones (red bull helmet; yes, that Lolo Jones), sprint out of the starting dock at the beginning of day 2 of the FIBT Bob & Skeleton World Cup in Park City.  I love how both of Jamie's feet are off of the ground in this frame.  Jamie & Lolo would tie for second in this World Cup event.  :)


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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Artist
:la: Sweeeeet! 
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1pen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Artist
Welcome!
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Unfortunately when it comes to famous people of winter sports, people from Australia don't really know them.
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1pen Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
You guys realize that an Australian has won Olympic gold in Short Track Speed Skating, right? And that he won right here in Salt Lake?  And that there is, in fact, not only an Australian world cup team in speed skating, but in just about every other major winter sport? I even said hello to the Australian bobsled team this weekend.  ;)

And Lolo Jones is a famous hurdler (not a winter sport :giggle:) before she started in bobsled, though some people blame her popularity on her beauty....which isn't exactly true. Yes, she is staggeringly beautiful, but she's also a tremendous athlete.  
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Of of course, we Aussie love our sport it's just... the winter sports for whatever reason just seem to get much less exposure and hence the athletes are less well known, besides maybe Stephen Bradbury haha. I would hazard a guess this is because compared to a great many countries, we do not have much at all in the way of high mountains with snow and so we relate better to the summer-y sports that can be done most year round just about anywhere. Most of us watch the Winter Olympics when they're on, cheer on our national sportstars but ... yeah, for some reason the "cold sports" don't seep in or penetrate the public consciousness not nearly as well. It's possible I'm out-of-wack but I'm reasonably confident that this is true Aus wide. Being such a porting nation I would've been very surprised if we didn't have teams in most of the events after all xD
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1pen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
I get it. I spent the first twenty years of my life in the tropics never having seen a single snowflake.  But once I discovered snow and ice, it took over my life. Usain Bolt is fast, but Shani Davis is faster. Rugby is brutal, but ice hockey is brutal and fast.  There's no real challenge in capturing on film a man who is running in the bright afternoon sun, even if that man is the fastest man in the world, but put blades on his feet and put him on ice in the middle of winter and suddenly I have a game to play with the camera.  The lighting is bad, the conditions are harsh, my camera is glazed over in ice, I can't feel my toes or fingers, I can't see a thing out of my viewfinder or live view, but I feel way more alive this way.  I'm sure it's mostly me, and maybe it's a little of my viking genetics embracing what my DNA tells me is home, but the winter sports are way more fast, precise and dangerous....and I like that. ;) 
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
It's most strange, but from out of the blue I get this overwhelming sense that you as a person really enjoy all kinds of personal challenges ;D I'm glad some (especially you) people are like that ^~^
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I forgot Lolo Jones had gone to bobsledding :la:
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1pen Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
:nod: She's friends with Elana Meyers who got her into the sport.  No guarantee she'll make the Olympic team yet, coach is still shuffling the women's team around. 
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