Skeleton first started in Switzerland in the late 19th century. You lye face first on a flat sled with side handle.In the sport skeleton you get a running start and then you start to slide down the icy track. you only have one person per sled. there are 4 heats(runs)
It takes two days to complete a skeleton competition. The fastest time out of all of the competition wins. not all the distancesare the same.
they use shoes,gloves,suit,sled.
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