Holcomb extends streak

Associated Press

WHISTLER, British Columbia

Steven Holcomb extended his season-opening winning streak to three in World Cup two-man bobsled racing Friday night, beating Canada’s Lyndon Rush by 0.04 seconds.

Holcomb, from Park City, Utah, and push athlete Steve Langton of Melrose, Mass., had a two-run time of 1 minute, 45.26 seconds. Rush, teaming with Lascelles Brown, followed in 1:45.30.

“I didn’t win by much in this race,” Holcomb said. “Lyndon is on his home track, and it’s not easy to beat him here. I knew I had to lay down a smoker to keep the lead. ... I hope I can carry this momentum to Europe.”

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