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Germany not only leads the pack halfway through the two-man bobsled in the Olympics on Monday — they also held second and fourth places, underlining the dominance of the country that is home to a quarter of the world’s bobsled tracks.

Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis clocked 1:58.38 on two laps, 0.15 seconds ahead of teammates Johannes Lochner and Florian Bauer and 0.94 seconds ahead of a Russian Olympic Committee team.

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