Kaillie Humphries, Heather Moyse racing for bobsled gold
Canada 0.23 seconds behind 1st-place Americans heading into final 2 runs
Canadian pilot Kaillie Humphries and brakeman Heather Moyse will attempt to make history in Sochi on Wednesday.
Calgary’s Humphries and Moyse, of Summerside, P.E.I., can become the first female bobsledders to repeat as Olympic champions.
The task won’t be easy.
After two runs on Tuesday, the Canadians find themselves in second place, 0.23 seconds behind Americans Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams, who broke the start record during their second run.
Humphries and Moyse, who won gold in Vancouver four year ago, did break the track record in their first run, but the mark was short lived as the Americans eclipsed the mark after their opening run.
Despite the deficit, Humphries isn’t too concerned with the way her American counterparts are performer.
"We don't really look at times so I don't even know how big the gap is. And we don't want to know,” said Humphries, who trained with Elana Meyers in Arizona during the off-season.
"Heather and I go in and focus on ourselves. I have no idea how anyone else did, how their runs were. We stick to us."
The Canadian won three World Cup races this year and Humphries has dominated women's bobsleigh for the last two seasons.
The final two runs begin at 11:15 a.m. ET, streaming live at cbc.ca/olympics.