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Landeen ready for Para bobsled camp

Published: Dec. 2, 2020 at 6:07 PM EST
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Caribou, Maine (WAGM) - Caribou’s Tammy Landeen is on her way to Lake Placid New York for a para bobsled training camp. Like other events they are taking extra precautions due to COVID-19.

Landeen:” We are going to have testing as soon as we get there and rapid testing when we come out of quarantine. We are all staying at the same hotels. Transportation is going to be individual vehicles with limited capacity of less than 50 percent. We have to wear our masks unless we have our helmets on. All of the staff is following strict cleansing protocol.”

Lake Placid is a long drive from Caribou. In previous years Landeen would go through Canada for the trip, but with the border closed Her trip will take at least two hours longer than before.

Landeen:” Clear downstate and almost toward Boston and then back up. It is going to add two and a half or three hours to my trip.”

Prior to Thanksgiving Laneen was scheduled to attend the US team trials in Utah, but when cases spiked in that area they cancelled the trials and instead set up a 7 day training camp for athletes who want to take part.She said it is all part of the challenge of COVID.

Landeen:” It’s hard to stay on top of your game when you don’t know if you are going to have a game.”

Rene: The big question will there or won’t there be a season. That is the big question for you.

Landeen:” They have cancelled the Norway race we should have been at last month and both of the US races have been cancelled. As it stands right now the onlly two that are still tentatively on our schedule are Switzerland and France. With COVID anything can change.”

Rene: I am sure you enjoyed your time on the bobsled last year and really can’t wait to get back on one and take that first run again.”

Landeen:” It’s an addiction. It is so amazing. It has been a long time since I have been in a sled and I am really looking forward to it.”

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