Oct 1, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT
How does it feel to speed at up to 90 miles per hour down an icy track in a 400-pound bobsled?
“This is what you need to tell the rookies when they ask what the trip is like,” Lolo Jones said. “You need to tell them it’s like being put in a medal garbage can and thrown off of Mount Everest. That is what a bobsled trip is like.”
Undeterred, Denver’s NBC 9News reporter Matt Renoux took a ride down the 2002 Olympic track in Park City, Utah, at the U.S. Olympic media summit this week.
“For me, it sort of felt like being in a blender on a merry-go-round at high speeds,” Renoux said.
Here’s video of the run (accompanied by a Jones interview):
- U.S. 400m runner Torrin Lawrence dies in car accident 0
- Brazil’s Olympic coach wants Neymar to play at Rio 2016 0
- U.S. teams sweep World Series of Beach Volleyball (video) 0
- UPDATE: Noelle Pikus-Pace’s brother and his children found in Idaho 0
- Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross make WSOBV final 0
- Usain Bolt arrives in Glasgow, says he’s injury free 0
- Queen photobombs Commonwealth Games athlete selfie 0
- Emotional Bode Miller medals in race that mattered most (61)
- Russian women kissing after relay victory at World Championships causes stir (56)
- IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics (47)
- South Korea filing official complaint over Yuna Kim’s Olympic silver (38)
- Zola Budd, 47, dominates college runners in 5K (33)