- Men's Luge
Holcomb hoping to repeat with help from Chula Vista OTC
After a 62-year-drought, four men in a matte black bobsled called the "Night Train" captured American hearts and an Olympic gold medal in one of the most memorable story lines of the Vancouver Olympics.
Three and a half years later - the man behind the wheel, driver Steven Holcomb, is thinking repeat.
In August, Holcomb couldn’t find an icy track anywhere in the world, so he traveled to the one at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center.
Why are bobsledders in San Diego?
“Why not?” Holcomb asked, referring to the gorgeous summer sunshine.
His workouts focus on improving strength and speed to maximize the explosiveness needed to start a sled with just a few steps.
With a little more notoriety now, you’ll find him tweeting between repetitions and taking surprise visitors from the U.S. Anti-Doping Administration.
"Makes me feel good, prove to the world I'm not doing anything wrong," Holcomb said.
Ready or not, Holcomb and his team are no longer under the radar.
“Going into Sochi we’re now all experienced, we've all been there, we know not only what it's like to be an Olympian, we know not only what it's like to be in the pressure of the Olympics, but now we know what it's like to win," he said.
And they hope to do it in a new state-of-the-art bobsled.
“They call it the Night Train2 not Night Train II because it's exponentially better," he explains.
Aside from bobsledding - Holcomb is also known for the Holcy Dance. When a teammate documented it around the world - it became a Youtube hit.
"I haven't figure out what we're going to do yet, the Harlem Shake might be a little weird," Holcomb said.
Maybe a repeat is the way to go - on the track that is.