Actually, it’s the other way round. Two members of the Jamaican national bobsled team have been training in lockdown by pushing a Mini around their U.K. home.
With no access to ice or even a gym, sled pilot Shanwayne Stephens and brakeman Nimroy Turgott looked in the garage for inspiration. Shanwayne owns a lightweight 1521-lb 1992 Mini, but they opted instead to push his fiancé’s current 2569-lb Mini three-door for a better workout. A two-man bob weighs just 384 lbs, so by the time they reach the 2021 World Championships in Lake Placid, NY, these guys are going to be seriously ripped.
To help them along their journey Mini U.K. has now provided a Mini Convertible wrapped in the colors of the Jamaican flag for future training.
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