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Covering Aidan Kelly's Journey to the 2014 Winter Olympics

Hailing from West Islip, a townlet of Long Island, Aidan Kelly has triumphed over a variety of obstacles to make his way to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Since first entering the sport at twelve years of age, his devotion has not wavered despite multiple serious injuries, including a broken ankle and broken vertebrae. This dedication led to him achieving his biggest ambition, to compete at this year's Olympic games.

When most people think of winter sports, they probably think of figure skating, snowboarding, and skiing, but usually not luge. In simple terms, it is extreme sledding. The racer propels themselves down an icy track on a specially made sled, during which they can reach incredible speeds of up to around 100 miles per hour. Most people are afraid of going that fast in a car, imagine going that fast - body exposed and on a very slick track! It is definitely not for the faint of heart. However, Kelly is not the average person. As he stated in an interview, "I've always liked dangerous stuff. I guess there's nothing else that really compares to riding a sled down ice at 90 miles per hour. It's a pretty extreme form of sledding."

Statistics

Country: USA
Birthday: 6 September 1994

Weight: 194 lbs

Height: 6'2"

Place of Birth: West Islip, NY

Education: DeVry University

When Joined National Team: 2011

Injuries: Concussion, broken right fibula, and back fracture during a 2010 competition; continuing back problems

Men's Singles Run 1

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 6:30pm

Sochi, Russia

Kelly finished 26th with a time of 53.275

Men's Singles Run 2

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 8:30pm

Sochi, Russia

Kelly finished 26th with a time of 1:46.467

Men's Singles Run 3

Sunday, Feb. 9th, 6:30pm

Sochi, Russia

Kelly finished 25th with a time of 2:39.223

Men's Singles Run 4

Sunday, Feb. 9th, 8:30pm

Sochi, Russia

Kelly finished 24th with a time of 3:31.799
Aidan Kelly | My Sochi Story
This is the brief biography of Aidan Kelly that was shown before he competed in the Olympics
Go-Pro Sochi Mens start HD
Luge, from the athlete's point of view. It's unbelievable how fast they really go!
Winter Olympics Report - Harry Cicma Reports
The Kellys go to Russia
A Tribute to the Athletes of USA Luge