Holcomb wins 2-man gold at worlds

JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer Published:

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Steven Holcomb and brakeman Steve Langton won the two-man bobsled Sunday, the first time the U.S. captured this event at the world championships.

Three years ago, Holcomb won the two-man bronze and four-man gold at worlds in Lake Placid on his home track at Mount Van Hoevenberg.

This time, he surged past first-day leader Lyndon Rush of Canada with a near-flawless third run. Holcomb had a four-run time over two days of 3 minutes, 42.88 seconds. He was 0.46 seconds ahead of Rush and brakeman Jesse Lumsden.

Maximilian Arndt and Kevin Kuske of Germany took the bronze, 0.55 behind Holcomb. World Cup champion Beat Hefti and Thomas Lamparter of Switzerland were fifth and John Napier and Christopher Fogt sixth for the U.S.