January 09, 2015

ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) Americans Elana Meyers Taylor and Cherrelle Garrett won a women's bobsled for their third straight World Cup victory on Friday.

Meyers Taylor and Garrett were fastest with their first run and quick enough in the second to win by 11 hundredths of a second from Elfje Willemsen and Annelies Holthof of Belgium.

Canada's Kaillie Humphries and Melissa Lotholz were third, 0.35 seconds back.

Americans Jamie Greubel Poser and Lauren Gibbs had the fastest second run of the day to finish fifth behind Germany's Cathleen Martini and Janine Tischer.

Meyers Taylor and Garrett lead the standings with 675 points, ahead of Humphries and Lotholz on 584, with Greubel Poser and Gibbs on 576.

The men's race was scheduled for Saturday.

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