How to survive seat #4 on the “Comet” without passing out

The “Comet” is not an amusement park ride. It’s the real thing — a full-length rip-roaring, 15-curve bobsled run at Utah’s Olympic Park in Park City. And I’ve got the bruises to prove it.

The four-person, 400-pound sled reaches speeds of 80 miles an hour, and you’ll be squished into your seat by five Gs as you snap around the turns. That’s two more Gs than shuttle astronauts must endure during a launch. (Prolonged exposure to just four Gs can make you pass out.)
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