Randall enjoys best non-sprint finish (Skiing)

November 29, 2009
Kikkan Randall

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.

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