KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) -- USA-1 driver Steven Holcomb ran a few steps on his injured leg before loading into his bobsled as he prepared for this weekend's Olympic four-man event.
Holcomb, who won bronze in two-man to end a 62-year U.S. medal drought in that event, strained his calf muscle earlier in the Sochi Games. On Thursday, his crew took two practice runs and although the times were slow -- 16th place -- Holcomb was encouraged that he was able to do some running after only sitting in the sled at the start on Wednesday.
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Holcomb has had acupuncture and other treatments and joked that he's been offered other remedies "but most of them are illegal."
Holcomb won the four-man competition at Vancouver in 2010, the first U.S. gold in that event since 1948.