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Arndt wins World Cup bobsled race, Canada's Rush 10th

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Associated Press
1/20/2013 9:34:59 AM
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IGLS, Austria -- Lyndon Rush piloted the Canadian four-man bobsled to a 10th-place finish on Sunday at a World Cup event.

Rush, of Humboldt, Sask., drove the Canada 1 crew -- Ottawa's Cody Sorensen, Calgary's Lascelles Brown and Jesse Lumsden, of Burlington, Ont. -- into the top-10 with a two-run time of one minute 44.15 seconds.

The Germans continued their dominance, grabbing two of the three spots on the men's four-man podium.

Maximillian Arndt, Marko Huebenbecker, Alexander Roediger and Martin Putze raced the Germany 1 sled to a golden time of 1:43.33. Thomas Florschuetz, Andreas Bredau, Kevin Kuske and Thomas Blaschek slid to the bronze in the Germany 2 sled with a time of 1:43.51.

Switzerland's Beat Hefti completed a solid weekend by winning the silver with his crew of Alex Baumann, Thomas Lamparter and Juerg Egger. The Swiss sled clocked in at 1:43.49.

The two other Canadian sleds did not qualify for the second run.

Justin Kripps, of Summerland, B.C., James McNaughton, of Newmarket, Ont., Nick Carriere, of Rockland, Ont., and Sam Giguere, of Sherbrooke, Que., were 22nd in Canada 3.

Calgary's Chris Spring, Edmonton's Adam Rosenke, Saskatoon's Ben Coakwell and Edmonton's Neville Wright finished 23rd in Canada 2.

Maximilian Arndt (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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