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Flirt with speeds near 100 kilometres per hour at the Whistler Sliding Centre

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Globe and Mail reporter David Ebner gets a briefing before heading down the track in Whistler, February 8, 2011.

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Globe reporter David Ebner picks up speed on the luge track.

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David Ebner hit speeds close to 100 km/h on the luge track.

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Globe and Mail reporter David Ebner makes his way down the track at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

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Memorial for Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died on the Whistler track just days before Olympic event was to start.

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Globe and Mail reporter David Ebner crosses the finish line after his first run at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

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