Marcus Wyatt produced a personal best performance to finish fifth in the final World Cup race of the season on Sunday.

Wyatt beat his previous World Cup best of sixth in Innsbruck last month with another fine display in Calgary.

The 27-year-old, who is in his first full season of top-level racing, jumped up from ninth at halfway to end just 18 hundredths of a second off a first-ever World Cup medal.

The second quickest start in Run 1 and the fastest in Run 2 set the platform for Great Britain’s best men’s result on the elite circuit since Dom Parsons won Olympic bronze in PyeongChang 12 months ago.

The result came just 24 hours after Laura Deas won World Cup bronze at the same track and it capped a fine weekend’s work for British Skeleton after Kim Murray recorded her own personal best on Friday and Madelaine Smith another top ten finish in her first complete World Cup campaign.

Jerry Rice added to a successful Sunday as he placed 10th behind Wyatt for his second best World Cup result in 15 races over the past three years.

Rice clocked the second and fourth quickest start times, while fellow Brit Craig Thompson was the fastest starter in Run 1 as he placed 17th in just his second World Cup appearance.

Wyatt’s fine fifth place meant he finished the overall World Cup season in sixth spot, with Rice in 11th.

Olympic Champion Sungbin Yun took race gold, with Russia’s Alexander Tretiakov winning the overall title.

Attention now turns to the World Championships in Whistler on March 7th and 8th, with British Skeleton set to name their squad in the next 24 hours.

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