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The athletes will be sliding a distance of 1,376 metres and going through 16 curves.
The temperature of the runners on the sled is very important. Athletes could cheat by heating them up and go faster, so they take the temperature of the runners before each race to make sure it matches, within 4°C, the temperature of a reference runner.
The only way to steer a skeleton sled is with slight head, shoulder or body movements.
There is a maximum weight that athletes and sleds combined can weigh: 92 kilograms for women and 115 kilograms for men.
Canada won their first medals in skeleton in Turin in 2006 — a bronze, a silver and a gold.