Sport: Four-man and two-man bobsled
Hometown: Melrose, Massachusetts
Favorite Music: "I'm a big country fan, so Eric Church, Jake Owen, Zac Brown Band. Journey and Queen are definitely staples in my playlists because I don't think they make music like that anymore. I like anything by Avicii or frat rap like Mike Stud or Sammy Adams. So, a little bit of everything."
After graduating from college, track star Langton found his athletic options limited by his bulky 225-pound frame. But after a little Internet research, he discovered he had the perfect build for bobsled, and decided to give the sport a shot. "Two months after I tried out," he remembers, "I was at the top of the hill saying to myself, 'What did I get myself into?'" Coming off of World Championship wins in 2012 and a dominant World Cup season, Langton and his teammates are favorites to win in Sochi, where they'll be riding in their all-black sled, dubbed "Night Train." Though watching on TV it might seem as if the vehicle is traveling smoothly down its course, Langton explains that the reality is very, very different. "There are no seatbelts, no padding," he says. "It's steel and carbon fiber, so the ride is very bumpy. It's very uncomfortable, very loud. That's the part of the sport I was really taken aback by."