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Mazdzer hangs on for title, Hamlin cruises to win at USA Luge national singles championships


LAKE PLACID, New York — Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin finished off a dominating performance for the women's crown and Chris Mazdzer held on for the men's title in the final runs of USA Luge's national championship races Sunday.

Hamlin had the fastest time in all four runs of the women's event, finishing in 2 minutes, 57.972 seconds and beating fellow Olympian Summer Britcher by 1.134 seconds.

Emily Sweeney finished third, another 0.312 seconds back.

Mazdzer's time in the men's competition was 3:27.076, giving him his sixth national championship. Tucker West, who had the fastest time in the last three heats in the four-run event, was second in 3:27.152.

Aidan Kelly (3:29.444) was a distant third, more than two seconds behind the leaders.

Mazdzer, West and Kelly were all 2014 Olympians.

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