January 09, 2016

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) Maximilian Arndt of Germany drove to a gold medal Saturday in a World Cup four-person bobsled race at Mount Van Hoevenberg, posting the fastest runs in both heats and moving into the series points lead.

Arndt and his team of Kevin Korona, Martin Putze and Ben Heber finished in 1 minute, 49.70 seconds. Russia's Alexander Kasjanov was second, 0.28 seconds off the pace in 1:49.98 and Justin Kripps of Canada took third in 1:50.07.

Canada's Kaillie Humphries made history, as she and sledmates Cynthia Appiah, Genevieve Thibault and Melissa Lotholz became the first all-female team to compete in a four-person World Cup bobsled race. They finished last in the 17-team field.

Arndt now leads countryman Francesco Friedrich by 27 points in the series standings, with four of eight races complete.

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