Kikkan is the best American female cross country skier ever. A standout runner and skier at East High School in Anchorage, 19-year-old Kikkan made her Olympic debut in Salt Lake City in 2002. Thereafter, she has competed in three more Olympics and has achieved numerous milestones including first American woman to win a World Cup gold medal… Read more »
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First American woman to win a World Cup medal. First American woman to win a World Cup gold medal. First American woman – and second American ever – to win a World Championship medal. After winning the first of two consecutive World Cup sprint medals in December 2010, Randall took a moment to reflect on how far she has come.
You’d never know Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall was a rookie at the New York City Marathon. Racing her first marathon, the five-time Olympian and 2018 gold medalist finished 51st among more than 22,000 women in 2 hours, 55 minutes and 12 seconds, much faster than her stated goal of breaking three hours. What’s more, Randall, who… Read more »
One month after her final cancer radiation treatment, Kikkan Randall of Anchorage conquered the 50K American Birkebeiner. The Birkie is the largest cross-country ski event in the country, with this year’s long-distance races attracting more than 5,500 participants last weekend in Hayward, Wisconsin. Randall is royalty in the ski world – a five-time Olympian and… Read more »
Alaska Sports Hall of Famer Kikkan Randall of Anchorage helped Team USA break a decades-long drought in nordic skiing at the Olympics as she and teammate Jessie Diggins of Minnesota won the team sprint relay at the Pyeongchang Games in South Korea. Randall started and Diggins finished, a devastating 1-2 combo that beat perennial power… Read more »
A pair of Alaskans claimed the highly competitive Jim Bridger Trail Run on June 24 in Bozeman, Montana. Silas Talbot, of Service High fame, pulled away in the men’s division with a late downhill surge while Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall raced to a first-place tie with fellow U.S. Ski Team member Liz Stephen. The 10-mile event… Read more »
Runners and skiers headline the list of names for the 2014 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Directors’ Awards. The recipients were selected by the ASHOF board of directors based on consideration for their contributions, actions and achievements in sports over the past year or recent years. They will be recognized along with the Class of 2014… Read more »
Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall tightened her grip as the No. 1 cross-country skier in the country by going 3-for-3 at the U.S. Nationals in Tahoe, Calif. The 30-year-old today won the 1.5K classic sprint at the SuperTour Finals, giving the APU Nordic Ski Club three skiers in the top four. Randall, of East High fame, also… Read more »
Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall today clinched the World Cup sprint title by nipping a world champion at the line in Lahti, Finland. Randall and Norwegian Marit Bjoergen were in a two-day duel on the final stretch of the 1.5-K skate race until the former East High star managed to throw her ski forward to finish 0.07… Read more »
Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall, shown here with her World Cup sprint championship trophy earlier this month, capped the best ski season of her career today by winning the 30K freestyle national championship in Craftsbury, Vt. In the last year she also won Mount Maraton in Seward and was inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.