Shelley Rudman http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29444/all en Skeleton: Britain's Rudman races to skeleton world title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/skeleton-britains-rudman-races-skeleton-world-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shelley Rudman became the first British woman to win the skeleton world title on Friday, when she raced to a convincing victory at St Moritz, Switzerland, ahead of Noelle Pikus-Pace of the USA and Canada's Sarah Reid. </p> <p>The 31-year-old, Wiltshire native set the pace with two blistering heats before comfortably protecting her lead in the third and fourth runs to finish 0.57secs ahead of 2007 world champion, Pikus-Pace while Reid was a distant 1.41secs adrift. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/skeleton-britains-rudman-races-skeleton-world-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic sports Shelley Rudman Skeleton at the Winter Olympics Sports AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:30:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743789 at http://www.globalpost.com