What it Feels Like to Slide Downhill at 90 M.P.H.

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John Daly is an American skeleton racer and a two-time Olympic athlete. Sliding face-down, head-first on a slick bobsled track at 90 mph might sound insane, but for Daly, it’s the thrill that keeps him coming back. For the past 15 years, he’s been putting his life on the line while racing at breakneck speeds. To learn more, visit teamusa.org (https://www.teamusa.org/). The Winter Olympics will air live, Thursday, Feb. 8. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

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AdjayeIsAppreciated_AP : Looks intense. But not as intense as Finding good hotel prices. Trivago has hundreds of great deals for a fraction of the price. Hotel? Trivago. Oof

Saila Sobriquet : My brother wears a full-visor helmet and a tight-fitting suit, too. His name is Starman, and he's currently driving his red Tesla Roadster to Mars. He texted me that he'd, "BRB."

sincerelyselene : Face reveal please.

jorbglez : I don't know how he can run to get enough speed with those huge balls of steel

Julian Bartlett : not really a skill sport just if u have big enough balls

LilCoconut 103 : He’s a living penguin

Rex The Thoughtful T-Rex : *Planking on the next level*

Al-Kautsar A. : This is actualy Stig from Top Gear. But with ice

Andhika : The Stig from Top Gear

a ashe main or god : But how do you stop at the end of The course

Nils : the most frightening winter sport for me. I am scared going above 70 kph on ski and these guys are rushing way faster through a concret hard ice channel. my respect

1pp And a dream : *WhAt iT FeELs liKE tO cHeW 5 gUM*

AJ {Artistic Joisse} : Oh my goodness it looks fun and scary!!! Good job!

พุทธพงศ์ ตะเภาน้อย : The most sexy sport in olympic

Moon Deer : We learned about this is class JUST YESTERDAY :OO

Boneless Ramen : While this guy is going 90 mph, I CAN'T EVEN RIDE A ROLLER COASTER!

j w : Omg. His ass tho.

Roberto Martinez : In 1:30 you could see his flash gloves :)

Kalimai : 1.5 miles every minute.

Pøp turtle : I wrote about this in school and because...... *SPOOKY SCARY SKELETONS*

Alondra Gomez : When bae says I’m home alone

Abec777 Hondatech : Imagine you sneeze while on top speed...

Timoteo Alban : It's Actually Fun I've Felt It Before.

basher214 : John Daly...... I thought you were a golfer.

Soul of Memes : I’m just gonna say what we’re all thinking *He’s pretty thicc*

SFS Radio : Im Training to do this for the olympics But The Fastest ive done is 30 mph

James Richards installs : Reading the description took longer than the vid. J/s

Cookie :3 : This guy is my teachers god cousin XD Didn't know he was famous till a short while ago 😂

Rilehhh : As he’s going I imagine the start of cars... “I am speed...”

Andreas Hafjall : "But going 90 mph, is so damn fun" I could not agree more

JPPandaender _ : I just want the suit

Freddy Soriano : 12 comment let's go 💯

Mong Army : What makes him good at it over others other than experience tbh not calling the sport out just wondering

Rodigo Duterte : feel like i want to puke after trying that :v but i love speed better than anyone else

Rusydi The Rushing : How it feels to chew 5 gum when you are the stig

Bryon Letterman : That's amazing and terrifying.

AceofApples : I hope he doesn’t die like me I’m dead inside.

Martin Tabanag : this is really interesting. wish it longer and know more about how he started. and it could have been more cool to see his face too hahhaha this is very nice that it's like celebrating the winter olympics


Cole 19 : 0:42 how it feels to chew five gum

DamsiePlays : I might die from heart attack if I do what he did

donbasuradenuevo : At those speeds, does the helmet do anything at all? /s ... ... ... PS yeah I know it may give a paper thin difference between life and death. I was joking.

RamblerClassicMan : And I thought going 50 on a pair of skis was exciting...

《 JUSTSAIYAN 》 : Put a lil bit of Wesson oil on that 🤔ice

Predators Fan : That was in NY LAKE PLACID

AM Productions : His voice doesn’t match his game 😂

Dannyboy 222244 : Its the stigs skeleton medalist, speaking cousin

mega memer 190 : 0:09 T H I C C

MrVilcins11 : I think you should have talked to the fastest skeleton brothers Dukuri