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Original post by Barry Petchesky on Deadspin

Brazilian Bobsled Goes Airborne

Brazilian Bobsled Goes Airborne

Sometimes, Winter Olympians from the tropics don't give us a heartwarming (and maybe overrated) tale of overcoming adversity. Sometimes, they simply inspire wonder, as in, how did this pilot not die?

Brazil's two-woman bobsled was out of control for much of its first training run yesterday (NBC has the full video), but about two-thirds of the way down, it left the track and slammed pilot Fabiana Santos's head into the side wall.

The two were somehow uninjured, and are expected to compete tomorrow.

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