It wasn't so long ago that Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga had never set foot in a bobsled. Now the Nigerian-Americans are on their way to the 2018 Olympics to represent Nigeria -- a first for the country.01/29/18
For more on this story, watch E:60's "Fast Tracked," a documentary on Nigeria's first bobsled team. The episode airs Sunday, Feb. 18, at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN. View the trailer here.
Can you imagine how it feels to jump inside a metal box and shoot down an icy mountain at nearly 100 mph? Yeah, Seun Adigun couldn't, either. And when this whole story began, she had barely even been around snow.
Yet now -- somehow -- Seun and her two (similarly warm-blooded) teammates, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, are headed to South Korea in February, poised to become the most unlikely stars of the Pyeongchang Olympics.
"It's basically like putting someone in a trash can and rolling them down a hill," is how Ngozi described a trip down the track, but you can judge for yourself. That finish, though? Undeniably exquisite.
So come ride along with Team Nigeria, as it goes all the way from "What's a bobsled?" to making history.