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Skeleton Racers Aspire to Look Fierce

Image: Sarah Reid
Sarah Reid from Canada starts her training run prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 5, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Natacha Pisarenko / AP

The Olympic sport of Skeleton racing, a sort of single-man luge, is full of athletes who are not ones to be messed with. For this year's Winter Games, skeleton racers are looking fierce from head to toe. Their helmets, most notably from Team Canada, are skillfully designed to both intimidate and impress.

Image: Katie Uhlaender
Katie Uhlaender of the United States starts her training run prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 5 in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Natacha Pisarenko / AP
Image: John Fairbairn
John Fairbairn of Canada makes a practice skeleton run ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on Feb. 5. Alex Livesey / Getty Images