Kaillie Humphries and Phylicia George claimed a Canadian victory ©IBSF

Canada's Kaillie Humphries extended her lead in the Bobsleigh World Cup standings by winning today's two-woman event in Altenberg alongside hurdler Phylicia George.

The duo posted a combined time of 1min 52.62sec across their two runs to finish in front of American rivals Jamie Greubel Poser and Aja Evans.

They took silver with 1:53.31 while the bronze medal was wonder by Anna Koehler and Annika Drazek of hosts Germany in a time of 1:53.52.

George is seeking a first Olympic medal after competing at two Summer Games as a 100 metres hurdler. 

Humphries now leads the overall World Cup standings by 80 points over Greubel-Poser.

The Canadian sits on 1,269 points in comparison with 1,189 for the defending champion.

Kaillie Humphries and Phylicia George, centre, celebrate their victory today ©IBSF
Kaillie Humphries and Phylicia George, centre, celebrate their victory today ©IBSF

Elana Meyers Taylor of United States sits third overall on 1,166.

The reigning world champion set a start record of 5.54 seconds today but then nearly crashed later in her first heat to place 11th overall with Briauna Jones, in 1:54.47.

Justin Kripps broke a 14-year-old track record when winning the men's two-man event along with Alex Kopacz to complete a perfect day for Canada.

The duo set a 5.11 second start to beat the mark set in December 2003 by Andre Lange and Kevin Kuske.

They eventually recorded a winning time of 1:49.21 across their two runs.

Germany claimed both minor medals.

Francesco Friedrich and Martin Grothkopp clocked 1:49.30 for second and Nico Walther and Christian Poser managed 1:49.48 for bronze.

Action will conclude tomorrow with the four-man event.