Ninety miles per hour. Head-first. On ice. That’s nuts. That’s skeleton, the craziest event you’ll see during the Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
I’ve actually traveled faster than 90 mph in an open top conveyance. Last summer, I was lucky enough to do a few laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway in an Indy race car. The top speed was 160 mph. It was the coolest experience I’ve ever had on four wheels. But I was surrounded by the rest of the car. In skeleton, the only thing between the athlete and the ice is a skimpy sled!
John Daly is a world champion skeleton racer representing Team USA for the third time in the Winter Games. This is what he experiences every time he jumps onto his sled: