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Canada's Kripps pilots 4-man bobsleigh into podium position at worlds

Canada's Justin Kripps piloted his bobsleigh into podium position after the first two heats of the four-man bobsleigh event at the world championships in Whistler, B.C., on Friday.

Latvia's Oskars Kibermanis leads at midway point

Canada's Justin Kripps, Ryan Sommer, Cameron Stones and Ben Coakwell race down the track on their first run during the four-man bobsleigh event on Friday. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Canada's Justin Kripps piloted his bobsleigh into podium position after the first two heats of the four-man bobsleigh event at the world championships in Whistler, B.C., on Friday. 

Kripps, Ryan Sommer, Benjamin Coakwell and Cameron Stones clocked a two-run time of one minute, 40.80 seconds to sit in third place with the final two runs slated for Saturday night. 

WATCH | Kripps sits in 3rd at the halfway point

The Canadian pilot sits in 3rd place in 4-man bobsleigh after two runs at the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships in Whistler, B.C. 2:06

WATCH | Kripps: 'My brakemen went to a buffet before a race

Olympic gold medallist Justin Kripps grabs a coffee with CBC Sports Jacqueline Doorey and talks bobsleigh, that famous Chinese Buffet and what it's like to be mindful. 3:55

Latvia's Oskars Kibermanis sits in the top spot with a time of 1:40.69 ahead of the German sled piloted by Francesco Friedrich (1:40.73). 

WATCH | Latvia's Kibermanis leads 

Oskars Kibermanis' Latvian sled holds a slight edge over Germany's Francesco Friedrich heading into the final two runs of the Bobsleigh World Championships in Whistler, B.C. 2:13

Kripps and Stones are fresh off a silver-medal result in the two-man event last weekend. 

Canada's Chris Spring, William Auclair, Dexter Janke and Neville Wright sit in 11th with a time of 1:41.63. 

WATCH | The opening two heats of the four-man event

The world's best sliders go for gold on the fast track at Whistler, British Columbia. 1:03:21
The world's best sliders go for gold on the fast track at Whistler, British Columbia. 1:03:23

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