Sport: Motives for Winning

Switzerland's Fritz Feierabend is a prideful man who, at 45, can look back on a notable record in bobsledding: four world titles (the first in 1939) and five Olympic medals. Last week at the World Bobsled championships on northern Italy's evergreen-banked Cortina run, Feierabend's pride was doubly injured. In the two-man events, the Italians had placed one-two with new sleds of their own design (featuring knee-action front runners). It was beginning to look as if the famed Feierabend firm, which has produced Europe's best bobsleds for decades, had met its match at last. Lean-faced Fritz Feierabend had another strong motive for...

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