(Associated Press)

It may not be terribly cold in Sochi, Russia at the Winter Games.

But that hasn’t kept former track star and current American bobsledder Lolo Jones from battling a cold and flu.

Jones, who ran hurdles at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Games, made headlines when she made the U.S. bobsled team.  And ruffled more than a few feathers when she complained about the small size of her bobsled team paycheck.

As the U.S. women's bobsled team looks ahead to the 2014 Winter Olympics, team members Elana Meyers and Aja Evans reflect on how their paths to bobsled intertwine. They say their previous athletic careers helped prepare them to compete explosively in bobsled. (Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post)
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