Randall wins third World Cup race (Skiing)

February 20, 2011
Kikkan Randall

When Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall was inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame earlier this month, she talked about having “thousands of hands” of fellow Alaskans pushing her along.

Today it must have felt like a two-handed shove with Randall winning her third career World Cup sprint nordic ski race.

Randall, of East High fame, captured the 1.2-K skate race in 2 minutes, 17.2 seconds in Drammen, Norway, finishing just than a half second ahead of the runner-up.

The 28-year-old won her first World Cup sprint race in 2007 in Russia and her second last month in the Czech Republic.

Randall has seven career World Cup podium finishes, with four coming this season.