Langton wins US bobsled push championship

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Steven Langton won the U.S. men's bobsled push championship Thursday, suggesting the two-time Olympic medalist is a serious hopeful to reach the Pyeongchang Games this winter.

Langton did his two pushes in 10.01 seconds, narrowly edging Evan Weinstock's time of 10.02.

Langton has not competed internationally since winning two medals at the Sochi Games with driver Steven Holcomb. Langton un-retired in February with hopes of returning to Holcomb's sled and decided to continue his comeback after Holcomb - the longtime leader of the U.S. team - was found dead in his sleep in May.

Weinstock was second for the second consecutive year. Nathan Weber was third in 10.10 seconds and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist Chris Fogt was fourth in 10.14. Like Langton, Fogt is sliding again after a three-year layoff.

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