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U.S. skeleton slider Noelle Pikus-Pace is making extra sure she doesn't miss the Olympics

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Noelle Pikus-Pace keeps her eyes on the prize (John David Mercer/ USA TODAY Sports).

The Olympics are a massive event in the life of any participant, the culmination of four years (or a lifetime) of effort and sacrifices. These athletes plan their entire lives around the games.

It figures, then, that they wouldn't want to be late for their individual events. Team USA skeleton slider Noelle Pikus-Pace apparently makes extra sure. In a tweet on Friday morning in Sochi, Pikus-Pace showed all her fans just how committed she is to showing up:

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Here's hoping she also sets her clocks five minutes fast so she thinks she's running later than she really is. You can never be too sure.

Pikus-Pace had extra good reason to be on time Friday after finishing the first day of women's skeleton in second place. She was also a notable presence in NBC's primetime coverage, serving as the subject of a feature on her family life and her return to her sport from retirement following a miscarriage in 2012.

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