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Toboggan Championships offer a swift, snowy thrill ride

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Seventy feet up, tobogganing newbies suddenly appreciate the gravity of their situation: They’re about to approach 40 mph on something that looks like it belongs on an old-fashioned postcard.
 
Hundreds of teams will fill up the town of Camden next weekend for the 25th U.S. National Toboggan Championships – an event that, despite a name that would seem to indicate it attracts only the most accomplished competitors, sometimes gets people who have never crouched in one of the wooden sleds.
 
“We get lots of people every year who have never done this before,” said Holly Edwards, chairwoman of the championships committee. “And they are scared to death, of course.” ...see original coverage...