Posted: Mar 22, 2010 4:54 PM by John Romero
Updated: Mar 22, 2010 4:54 PM
An Olympic hero returns home to Colorado Springs. US Olympic Bobsled Driver and 2010 Gold Medalist Steven Holcomb landed in Colorado Springs for a short stay Saturday night. He's says it's nice to relax and get back to the simple things in life. "I'm just happy to be home, to chill and to sleep in my own bed!" he says, "I forgot how comfortable it was!"
It's been one crazy ride for Holcomb and team Night Train since the Vancouver games. "We crossed the finish line and it's been non-stop since then." he says. Holcomb's schedule has been a whirlwind taking him all over the country. "Literally I've gone every single day with something going on whether it be an appearance, a speech or just a meet and greet. We've just been bouncing around the country."
But it almost didn't happen. Steven was diagnosed with Keratoconus, a degenerative eye disease that causes gradual blindness. A new surgical procedure cured Steven and kept him and the Night Train running strong. Top that with being the first US team to win a gold medal in the bobsled in 62 years and it makes for one amazing story. "It's a great moment and a great feeling." he explains, "Especially when they're playing the National Anthem for you. That's a huge moment. So much blood has been shed over the flag so when they start playing that for you it's huge."
CLICK HERE for Holcomb and Team Night Train's official website.