Martins Dukurs wins World Cup race in Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) Martins Dukurs of Latvia continued his perfect World Cup skeleton season Saturday, winning a race in Lake Placid for his fourth victory.
Dukurs was the fastest in both runs by a sizable margin, finishing his two trips down the track at Mount Van Hoevenberg in 1 minute, 48.28 seconds. Yun Sung-Bin of South Korea was second in 1:48:76, and Dukurs' brother, Tomass Dukurs, was third in 1:49.13.
Martins Dukurs was simply flying at the finish, reaching the top speed of the day of nearly 74 mph as he crossed the line to finish his first run.
Axel Jungk of Germany was fourth, followed by Americans Matt Antoine and Kyle Brown.
Antoine finished 1.63 seconds back of Martins Dukurs, and Brown was nearly two seconds off the winning pace – a sign of how dominant the slider known on the circuit as ''Superman'' was again Saturday.