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Updated: December 7, 2012 5:54 PM | By The Associated Press, cbc.ca

Britain's Shelley Rudman sets skeleton track record in Germany

Britain's Shelley Rudman sets skeleton track record in Germany

Shelley Rudman of Britain set a track record to win a World Cup skeleton race Friday.

Rudman beat the track record by more than a half second, finishing the two runs in 1:56.30.

Anja Huber of Germany trailed by 0.99 seconds, while Noelle Pikus-Pace of the United States was third in 1:57.40. Calgary's Sarah Reid was sixth.

American Katie Uhlaender, the reigning world champion, missed the cut for the final heat after skidding during the first run.

"In nine years, I have never lost the chance for a second run," she said. "I really thought Noelle and I were going to battle it out for the win."

Latvia's Martins Dukurs won the men's race in 1:52.71. Russia's Alexander Tretjyakov was second in 1:52.87 and Germany's Christopher Grotheer placed third in 1:53.61.

Eric Neilson of Kelowna, B.C., was the top Canadian in eighth.

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