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This intense first-person video shows just how crazy the Sochi downhill ski course is

Don't eat while watching it.

There's been lots of talk about course designs at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Shaun White dropped out of the Slopestyle competition because he thought the course was too dangerous. After a few injuries in practice and complaints by other Slopestyle competitors, designers adjusted the course.

The downhill course is also pretty intense. Bode Miller, a US downhill skier favored to medal in the event, called it "treacherous" after a disappointing 8th place finish. "If you're not focused and paying attention," he said, "this course can kill you."

So what does it look like when you're flying down a course that can kill you?

Thankfully Graham Bell, a former Olympic skier and now a journalist for the BBC, took a run with a video camera so we can experience high speeds and the fear of imminent death, all from the safety of our Internets.

It's pretty intense.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/140210/first-person-video-crazy-sochi-downhill-ski-course