The preparations begin for bobsledders long before they hit the track. Here is a list of must-have winter weather gear from some of the top women in the sport:
Elana Meyers, 2010 Olympic bronze medalist
Women's Under Armour ColdGear Slash Tights: "As a bobsledder, you spend a lot of time in spandex during off-ice workouts. This pair of leggings is my favorite for those cold days lifting in random garages in Europe. They're also great for when I'm on ice -- they make a warm base layer."
Nike Air Pegasus+: "I often have problems with my feet and Achilles' tendon. It's important for me to have a shoe that's comfortable and allows me to get the most out of my running off-ice. I haven't found a pair of shoes more comfortable than these. I absolutely love them."
Baby G Pink series watch: "When I'm training, I have to keep time for various exercises and workouts, so it's important that I have a durable watch that's easy to use. My boyfriend got me a Baby G watch last Christmas and you'll rarely see me without it."
Jazmine Fenlator, 2012 World Cup silver medalist
Under Armour ski/snowboard socks: "I love these socks from Under Armour because they keep your feet dry in extreme winter weather conditions. I stay super warm and they're stylish, as well -- so you can still sport some individuality and swag."