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Elmhurst native vies for spot on 2010 Olympic bobsled team

Ingrid Marcum was at York High School in Elmhurst when she dreamed of making the U.S. Olympic team as a gymnast.

Marcum, 33, is still pursuing her goal, but with a twist. The Elmhurst native wants to make it to the Olympics as a pusher on the women’s bobsled team.

Marcum, who also is a weightlifter, acknowledges that her journey to the Olympics has not been a straight path, and it is not over yet. She was attending a weight lifting convention in 2003 when she was approached by a coach for the Olympic bobsled team who suggested she give careening down an icy track at about 90 miles an hour a try.

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