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The real life Cool Runnings: British sprinter hailed as possible bobsledder

Former sprinter Craig Pickering was hailed as a potential star of bobsleigh by Britain's performance director on Thursday after being selected for the world championships, two months after taking up the sport.

Bobsleigh-Pickering swaps track for ice in shot at Winter Games

LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Former British sprinter Craig Pickering is set to make his bobsleigh debut on Saturday as he starts his bid to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Pickering will compete as a brakeman in the two-man bob at the World Cup in Konigssee, Germany having pushed a bobsleigh on ice for the first time this week. The 26-year-old missed the London Olympics last year following back surgery and has switched his attention to bobsleigh after losing his UK Athletics funding in October.
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