How They Train: Skeleton Racing with Noelle Pikus-Pace

How They Train: Skeleton Racing with Noelle Pikus-Pace

In 2003-2004 Noelle competed on the World Cup tour finishing 14th in the World. In 2005 she won her first World Cup gold medal in Winterberg, Germany. She continued on that year to become the first American woman to win the Overall World Cup title. Going into the 2006 season, Noelle was favored to win the gold medal in the Torino Olympics. A tragic accident, at team trials in Calgary shattered that dream when she was hit by a runaway bobsled. Noelle suffered a compound fracture to her right leg. A documentary “114 Days” records her miraculous recovery, of 6 weeks, to make it back to compete in those same Olympics.
In 2007, Noelle went on to win World Championships, by the largest margin in history, while breaking the track record in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and again becoming the first American Woman to obtain the title of World Champion in the sport of skeleton.

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