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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Sam Edney led a trio of Canadian men to a 17th-place result at the Luge World Championships in Lake

Canadian squad heads north for back-to-back World Cups in Calgary and WhistlerSam Edney led a trio of Canadian men to a 17th-place result at the Luge World Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Saturday.

The 24-year-old Calgarian clocked a two run time of one minute 46.129 seconds.

Germany's Felix Loch defended his World Championship title after clocking a winning combined time of 1:44.336. Loch set a new track record in his opening run at 51.939.

Italy's Armin Zöggeler was second at 1:44.549, while Austria's Daniel Pfister grabbed the bronze medal with a time of 1:45.037.

Two other Calgary-based luge athletes also competed in the men's singles race. Ian Cockerline finished in 20th spot (1:46.299), while Jeff Christie was 23rd (1:46.474).

The Canadian Luge Team will now head to Canada for two weeks of World Cup racing, beginning in Calgary next week.

The Canadian Luge Association is the governing body for luge racing in Canada. The Canadian Luge Association operates the Olympic Luge Training Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, which develops our nation's high-performance luge athletes and promotes the sport across the country. For more information on the Canadian Luge Association, please visit us at www.luge.ca on the Internet.

COMPLETE RESULTS: www.fil-luge.org
Men's Top-Five Results:
1.Felix Loch, GER, 1:44.336; 2. Armin Zöggeler, ITA, 1:44.549; 3. Daniel Pfister, AUT, 1:45.037; 4. Albert Demtschenko, RUS, 1:45.208; 5. Jan Eichorn, GER, 1:45.226.
Canadian Results:
17. Sam Edney, Calgary, 1:46.129; 20. Ian Cockerline, Calgary, 1:46.299; 23. Jeff Christie, Calgary, 1:46.474

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