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U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb, 37, found dead

U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb, 37, found dead

Steven Holcomb was simultaneously ordinary and remarkable.

America's best bobsled pilot was a self-described computer geek who would rub elbows with Hollywood stars. He was never exactly in the best of shape, yet was a world-class athlete. He attempted suicide years ago, then revealed his story with hopes of helping others. He was a man who nearly went blind, then became an Olympic gold medalist.

His life was the epitome of a bobsled race, filled with twists and turns.

It came to a most unexpected end Saturday in Lake Placid, N.Y., when he was found dead in his room at the Olympic Training Center — sending shock waves through the U.S. Olympic community and devastating...

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