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Sliding down at 90 mph: The science behind Luge, the fastest sport on ice

Luge is the fastest of the sliding sports with athletes hitting speeds up to 90 miles an hour. Despite the level of danger sliders face on each run, the perfect cocktail of skill, science and mobility can lead them safely to top speed and eventually Olympic victory.

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