Chris Mazdzer takes luge to the streets of British Columbia (video)


Two-time U.S. Olympic luger Chris Mazdzer showed off his skills in an unusual place — the streets of British Columbia outside the 2010 Winter Olympic venue.

In an Olympic Channel video, Mazdzer weaves around cars through switchbacks for two minutes before coming to a stop and hitching a ride back to the top.

The Olympic Channel has more from behind the scenes of Mazdzer’s shoot here.

Mazdzer, 28, finished 13th at both the 2010 and 2014 Olympics and then won his first two World Cup races last season, placing third in the season standings and fourth at the world championships. 

He took 10th in this season’s World Cup opener in Winterberg, Germany, over the weekend.

NBCSN, and the NBC Sports app will air coverage of the second World Cup stop in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 p.m. ET.

The U.S. owns one men’s singles medal from an Olympics or worlds — Wendel Suckow‘s gold from 1993.

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