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# How does the start time in skeleton and bobsleigh races relate to the total time of the race?

Updated: 9/19/2023

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The start time is just a measure of how fast you can get off the starting line and onto your sled. Accordingly, the faster your start the faster you can begin building speed through gravity's pull and the better your end time should be.

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Q: How does the start time in skeleton and bobsleigh races relate to the total time of the race?
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