SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Canadian pilot Lyndon Rush won his first two-man bobsled World Cup overall title after finishing fourth at the season-ending race on Saturday.
Rush, a runner-up last season at the world championships, won two titles and had two more podiums this season with his brakeman Jesse Lumsden to finish 54 points clear of Oskars Melbardis of Latvia. Germany's Manuel Machata was third, 152 points back.
Beat Hefti of Switzerland and his pusher Thomas Lamparter won the race at the Sochi Olympics venue of Sanki Sliding Centre in 1 minute, 53.76 seconds to capture their third World Cup victory this season.
Thomas Florschuetz of Germany was 0.30 seconds behind to finish second. Oskars Melbardis of Latvia was 0.40 back in third place.