CNET también está disponible en español. Members of the US ski team, including Lindsey Vonn and Laurenne Ross, have been using virtual reality to help prepare for the Olympics.

Here’s what it feels like. This is by far two of the fastest minutes of my life.

My heart is pounding. My forehead and palms are sweating as I go through the same training exercise the US women’s ski team uses to prepare for the Jeongseon ski course, site of the competition for this year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Here’s the catch: None of this is real. Instead of being 5,500 miles away in Pyeongchang, where the games opened on Friday, I’m in a virtual reality demo room Wednesday at the Menlo Park, California, offices of VR startup STRIVR.

I’m still pumped when I pull off the VR headset. Knees aching, I decide to do it again. Read more from…

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