My friend Kristina invited me to join her and her family in Whistler this past weekend. They were all going to the two man bobsleigh event and I was going to walk around the village and make a few images. After lunch Kristina’s father Barry informed me that I would be taking his ticket and attending the event with the girls!.

Needless to say, I’ve never photographed a bobsleder (sleigher?). Capturing an object moving at 140/kmh in a split second is a challenge, It took me a little practice to dial in my camera.

We saw a number of crashes, the sound of a bobsleigh upside down at 140/kmh is like nothing you’ve ever heard. Amazing how quickly thousands of screaming fans become instantly quiet. Luckily no one was seriously injured, one of the British competitors did however leave some of his back on the track.

Thanks Barry and Karen once again for your generous hospitality, it was an experience of a lifetime.


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One Response to “Bobsleigh”

  1. Leslie Says:

    Great pics Jay!!!!

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