He's a world push champion. He's who teammates dubbed "push track hero." And he's entering the final week of his bobsled career.
Steven Langton, the longtime star push athlete for the U.S. who retired after winning two medals with Steven Holcomb at the Sochi Olympics and came back for these games originally thinking he would have a chance to slide with him again, took the final two-man training run of his career Saturday.
Langton isn't competing in two-man at the Pyeongchang Games, only four-man. But he was in a sled Saturday as part of the U.S. plan to rotate its athletes and keep those who are in the two-man event that starts on Sunday as fresh as possible for competition.
"It's been one heck of a ride," Langton said.
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U.S. veteran Chris Fogt also pushed in training on Saturday; like Langton, he's an Olympic medalist who is only competing in Pyeongchang in the four-man event. He hasn't ruled out returning. Langton is definitely retiring for a second time, and for good.
"I've been privileged to have been able to experience it with Chris and bobsled has given me so many opportunities and I'm definitely going to miss it," Langton said. "I still have four-man and I'm looking forward to that, but there's still some emotion taking my last trip in a two-man sled."