Randall enjoys best non-sprint finish (Skiing)
The progression of Kikkan Randall took another step forward this morning in Finland, where the U.S. Ski Team veteran finished 18th out of 83 finishers at a 10-K classical World Cup race.
Why was this result special? Because it was best finish for the Anchorage cross-country skier in a non-sprint race at the world level.
Randall, of East High fame, is a world-class sprinter who is a threat to win an Olympic medal in 2010.
But she has struggled to be competitive on the World Cup circuit in longer races; that’s why Sunday’s result was so promising.
Randall finished 58 seconds behind the Norwegian winner. However, the Alaskan was just three seconds shy of a top-15 showing.