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Skeleton Sliding with Invictus Competitors

Feb. 2024

This afternoon’s visit was to the Whistler Sliding Centre – a legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games – where the couple met with Invictus competitors Mark Beare from Canada; Ivan Morera from USA; Peacemaker Azuegbulam from Nigeria; and competitors from participating nations Romania, Estonia, Australia and Germany.

The Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025 will feature the thrilling winter sport of Skeleton, in which competitors slide headfirst down the fastest ice track in the world on a small sled, reaching speeds up to 100km/60miles an hour.

Skeleton will be the emblematic sport of IG2025, as the only “requirement” needed is courage. In spirit of this approach, The Duke took to the track this afternoon, reaching a speed of 99km/hour.

In true Invictus style, once the competitors and Prince Harry completed the challenge…they did it again!