The bobsleigh is no lightweight piece of equipment.
Rudman's name joins a distinguished list of British eccentrics headed by Tony Nash and Robin Dixon, whose legend persists 42 years after their gold in the bobsleigh at the 1964 Games in Innsbruck.
He was just one of a line up of unpredictable winners, including Britain's Shelley Rudman, who gained a silver medal in the skeleton bobsleigh .
We were supposed to do a two-man bobsleigh , but I didn't like the look of it.
A knee injury forced him off the athletics track but he turned his hand to other sports and represented Great Britain in the Olympic bobsleigh team in 1988.
At the Lillehammer school, Siobhán was the first Irishwoman to drive a bobsleigh and recalls it as a harrowing experience, to say the least!
The Wiltshire Times launched a hunt two weeks ago for video footage of Audley Richards competing in the bobsleigh event in the winter Olympics.
All we need now is some snow and a few bobsleigh runs and there will be no stopping us.
His athletic career goal was to make the Olympics, whether in track and field, bobsleigh or any other sport.
The Winter Olympics feature events such as the skeleton, the bobsleigh and snowboarding, as well as traditional winter sports such as ice skating, skiing and curling.