US skeleton racer Zach Lund discusses long, hard road back to the Olympics

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 15, 2010 9:53 am

World record holder Zach Lund, skeleton racer from Salt Lake City, has almost been a three-time Olympian. Almost. These 2010 Games will actually be his first, although he planned on competing both in 2006 and in 2002. In 2002, he was involved in a car accident right before opening ceremonies. He had to bow out. In 2006, he was busted for doping, although he was only guilty of taking the hair restoration pill Propecia. The substance finasteride (in Propecia) had just been made illegal and Lund had not noticed. 2 hours before the Opening Ceremonies in Turin, he was forced to leave. Watch video of Zach Lund (now noticeably not taking Propecia) discussing his long, arduous journey to these Vancouver Games. In 2006 he was ranked number 1. Now he is number 13. However, being a part of the Games is all that matters to him at this point.

Click here to watch the video of Zach Lund’s interview.