Vogue.com – How to Take Your Winter Workout Outdoors

How to Take Your Winter Workout Outdoors

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Podcast Interview with OTB – Surviving Breast Cancer

Just two months after winning Olympic gold in cross country skiing, Kikkan Randall was diagnosed with breast cancer. How did she use what she learned from training for five Olympic games to help her on her cancer journey? Listen to her inspiring story and see how being a part of a team was the catalyst for healing. 



Oncology Overdrive Podcast: Tackling Cancer with Olympic Gold Medalist Kikkan Randall

Tackling Cancer with Olympic Gold-Medalist Kikkan Randall

Kikkan “Kikkanimal” Randall is an Olympic champion, active mom, cancer fighter and “Get-Activist.” In this episode, she shares how her positive attitude and athlete mentality have helped her navigate a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, and she shares valuable advice for both oncologists and patients.

  • Intro :14
  • About Randall :17
  • The interview 1:56
  • Tell us a bit about you. Who are you? How did you get to where you are and how did you decide you wanted to be a part of the U.S. Olympic cross-country ski team? 2:18
  • How were you diagnosed? 4:44
  • How old were you when you first realized that you had this pebble in your breast? 6:00
  • What type of mentality is it that makes you such a phenomenal Olympic athlete that you were able to translate into this taking charge of your health and taking charge of your cancer as you move forward? 7:54
  • What was the best way for you to cope as you felt this loss of control going through your treatment in certain times? 10:40
  • What did you do to prepare for your clinic visits when you were trying to advocate for yourself? 14:53
  • How did you navigate the disease with your son? 20:10
  • How long do they recommend for you to wait to try again (to conceive)? Did you have those conversations? 23:40
  • Do you feel like you are mentally approaching this period of your post-cancer care or your post-treatment time? 27:22
  • Randall running a marathon following the completion of her treatment 31:40
  • How did you get involved with Healthy Futures and Fast and Female, and what exactly do they do? 35:15
  • Did the way that you participate in advocacy change after you were diagnosed with cancer? 40:02
  • One thing you wish oncologists knew when they are treating patients with any kind of cancer, and one thing patients should know if they’re newly diagnosed? 45:40
  • How to find Randall 47:39

We’d love to hear from you! Send your comments/questions to Dr. Jain at oncologyoverdrive@healio.com. Kikkan Randall can be reached at kikkan.com. Follow us on Twitter @HemOncToday @ShikhaJainMD

Kikkan Randall is an Olympic champion, active mom, cancer fighter and “Get-Activist.”

Pod to Podium: Stories of Selflessness: The First U.S. Gold Medal in Cross-Country Skiing

April 24, 2020 at 2:23 PM

Stories of Selflessness: The First U.S. Gold Medal in Cross-Country Skiing


With sports on hold and so many of us hunkered down to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Olympic research team thought now would be a good time to take a look at some moments of selflessness in Olympic sports.

You may remember the iconic “Here comes Diggins!” call from PyeongChang that announced the U.S. team’s first ever Olympic gold medal in cross-country skiing. Today we are releasing episode #5 of ‘Pod to Podium,’ which looks at a behind-the-scenes moment of selflessness that helped contribute to that gold medal. The episode features interviews with Kikkan Randall and Sadie Maubet Bjornsen, who competed against each other for the final spot in that team sprint event. (Runtime: 18:57)

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Outside Online: How Kikkan Randall Keeps Coming Back

How Kikkan Randall Keeps Coming Back

Kikkan Randall crosses the finish line at the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon.


Of the many story lines that came of the New York Marathon this November, perhaps the most inspiring was the performance of Kikkan Randall. The 35-year-old was racing in her first-ever marathon, yet she finished 51st among all women and 12th in her age group. It was impressive, even for Randall, one of the most accomplished cross-country ski racers in American history, especially when you consider that just 18 months earlier, she’d been diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. Outside contributor Stephanie Joyce talks to Randall about her pattern of coming back stronger from tough times and failure, and where she goes from here.


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