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Kovacevic: For Williams, bobsled all uphill

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Lauryn Williams, a former Rochester resident, gets out of her sled after a training run for the two-man bobsled at the Winter Olympics on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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By Dejan Kovacevic
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, 8:24 a.m.
 

SOCHI, Russia — If there's one particularly damning perception to be culled from the stunning, stirring news Saturday that Lauryn Williams will be riding with the elite USA-1 bobsled at these Olympics, it's that she's making it look easy.

I mean way too easy.

The little racer from Rochester is making it look as if anyone with stout legs, snazzy spandex and a Robocop helmet could waltz onto a track and give it a whirl.

“Well, she does make it look very easy,” Elana Meyers was telling me Saturday after the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation's announcement. Meyers will be the driver of USA-1, as had long been expected given her impeccable credentials, and Williams will be the brakeman, which was decidedly not expected. “But then again, she's one of the best athletes on the planet, so I'm sure she'd make anything look easy.”

Here's betting our man Eddie made it look easy, too.

 

 
 


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