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US bobsledders back on ice for 1st time since Holcomb death

Elana Meyers Taylor did not want it this way. She would have much preferred the first official training run of the U.S. bobsled season gone to the person who traditionally was first down the ice for as long as anyone on the national team could remember.

Steven Holcomb had that distinction for years.

On Wednesday, Meyers Taylor took the first run.

"I'm still pretty sad," said Meyers Taylor, a favorite for Olympic women's gold this winter. "I'm still profoundly sad."

It's been five months since Holcomb was found dead in his sleep at the Olympic Training Center — the building where the U.S. bobsled and skeleton offices are housed and where many...