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Holcomb, Langton roll to World Cup 2-man win

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Steven Holcomb pilots with brakeman Jesse Beckom during a training run for the two-man bobsled World Cup competition on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in Lake Placid, N.Y. Competition starts on Friday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

By TIM REYNOLDS

AP Sports Writer

First published Dec 13 2013 09:48AM
Updated Dec 13, 2013 11:47PM

Lake Placid, N.Y. • Steven Holcomb of the United States drove to victory in a 2-man bobsled World Cup race Friday morning, giving him five straight wins to start the season.

Holcomb and push athlete Steve Langton finished two runs in 1 minute, 50.62 seconds at Mount Van Hoevenberg.

Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann of Switzerland rallied in the second heat for second place in 1:51.25, edging Nick Cunningham and Dallas Robinson of the U.S. by 0.01 seconds.

Holcomb swept the 2- and 4-man races in Calgary and Park City to open the World Cup season, and has a chance for a trio of wins in Lake Placid. There’s another 2-man race on Saturday, before the weekend series of racing concludes with the 4-man competition Sunday afternoon.

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