Brakeman and wife – Elana Meyers Taylor and Nic Taylor were married in April 2014 after a three-year relationship shaped by the world of bobsled.
Brakeman and wife – Nic Taylor spent several years racing in four-man sleds as part of the U.S. bobsled team, before becoming a coach at the World Athletics Center in Arizona.
Brakeman and wife – Elana Meyers Taylor -- now coached in part by her husband, in Arizona -- has become one of the "fastest and strongest" pilots in the world of women's bobsled.
Brakeman and wife – With brakewoman Lauryn Williams (left), an Olympic relay champion on the track at London 2012, Meyers Taylor raced to bobsled silver at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
Brakeman and wife – Meyers Taylor's friend, Kaillie Humphries, piloted a Canadian sled to gold ahead of her at Sochi 2014. Humphries would be a guest at the Taylors' wedding two months later.
Brakeman and wife – Nic Taylor was not picked to race for the U.S. at Sochi 2014, but still made sure he was on hand to celebrate with his then-fiancee after she won silver.
Brakeman and wife – After Sochi 2014, Meyers Taylor took up rugby sevens and spent the summer playing in two major tournaments for the U.S. women's team. She hopes to return to rugby in the future -- possibly at Rio 2016, where the discipline will make its Olympic debut.
Brakeman and wife – In November, Meyers Taylor and her husband assembled a four-man team -- piloted by Meyers Taylor -- for U.S. selection trials in Park City, Utah.
Brakeman and wife – Racing in four-man means going up against the likes of Steven Holcomb (pictured, front), who piloted the U.S. to four-man gold at Vancouver 2010.
Brakeman and wife – Meyers Taylor says she has the sled-driving ability to compensate for her weight disadvantage against Holcomb and other leading male four-man pilots.