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speed track click to hear : speed track

Extremely steep and perfectly even slope that speed skiers take turns descending; the skier who posts the highest speed wins the event.
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starting track deceleration and braking zone timing area

starting track click to hear : starting track

Steepest part of the track where the skier builds up speed; speed skiers reach speeds of 200 km/h in about six seconds.

deceleration and braking zone click to hear : deceleration and braking zone

Zone where the speed skier slows down and stops; to achieve this, the speed skier straightens up and performs two wide turns.

timing area click to hear : timing area

Part of the track where the speed skier’s speed is calculated; two photoelectric cells placed 100 m apart measure time in milliseconds.