Athlete Blogs

Past Half Way

By David Norris | February 2, 2020

I am currently updating from Seefeld, Austria. With the weekend off from racing I’m able to have a bit of a recover/training camp here. The camp is going great so far. I’m looking forward to racing World Cup in Scandinavia for the next several weeks before flying back to the States March 9th. I have […]

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I Dare You!

By Sadie Bjornsen | January 9, 2020

Well, after a long hiatus from blogging, my brain has finally filled back up with lots of fun and funny feelings to share! For those of you following cross country skiing, you are likely just as exhausted from watching all the races in the past two weeks as we are from racing them. I just […]

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Beitostølen Beginnings

By Scott Patterson | November 26, 2019

I jumped in the first races for my season last weekend and let’s just say there are still quite a few cobwebs hanging around.  I had a period of sickness in the fall the hindered getting on snow time trials in while in Alaska, so my body wasn’t quite used to the race efforts.  Saturday […]

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Living from a suitcase begins

By David Norris | November 22, 2019

I left Anchorage on November 15th with Beitostølen, Norway as my first destination. I will be here for a little over a week training and competing in two distance races over the weekend before traveling to Finland for the first World Cup weekend. I stopped in Seattle for a night, which broke up the travel […]

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Following Along with the World Cup

By Scott Patterson | November 20, 2019

Outside of my own media channels, there are several opportunities to follow along with results for this season. These are basic suggestions that I’m sure can be elaborated on by those following along in the US.  There are a few weekends (such as this coming weekend in Beitostolen) that may be a little more difficult […]

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Updated 2019/2020 Schedule

By Scott Patterson | November 18, 2019

Check out my winter racing schedule https://scottgpatterson.wordpress.com/schedule-results/

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NBC Sports: Kikkan Randall, cancer free and moved by running legend, tackles New York City Marathon

By Kikkan Randall | October 31, 2019

Olympic cross-country skiing champion Kikkan Randall will run the New York City Marathon on Sunday to celebrate last year’s successful breast cancer treatment, but she mentally signed up for the 26.2-mile race several years before her diagnosis. Randall felt the marathon itch while in Norway for competition, long before winning the U.S.’ first cross-country skiing gold medal […]

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Birkie Guide Podcast: Episode 24 New York City Marathon

By Kikkan Randall | October 31, 2019

Kikkan recently participated in Episode 24 of the Birkie Guide Podcast along with fellow Cross-Country Olympian Brian Gregg.  Both running in this year’s New York City Marathon. To listen to the Podcast click HERE.

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Womens’ Running: Kikkan Randall Shares 3 Tips for Any Fitness Comeback

By Kikkan Randall | October 31, 2019

Kikkan Randall, who was diagnosed with breast cancer soon after winning cross-country skiing gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics, is set to run the New York City Marathon on Nov. 3. Last February was a shining, defining moment for cross country skier Kikkan Randall. With a beaming smile and tears in her eyes, Randall stood […]

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Amazing Americans: This week’s guest Kikkan Randall

By Kikkan Randall | October 28, 2019

Air date: 10/27/19 Amazing Americans with Jerry Schemmel It took her 16 years and five Olympics, but Kikkan Randall realized her dream of Olympic Gold. And, just three months after the triumph, she was an Olympic champion – and cancer fighter. Podcast To hear more podcasts by Amazing Americans click HERE  

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Olympic champion Kikkan Randall will run NYC Marathon four months after breast cancer treatment

By Kikkan Randall | October 18, 2019

By Beau Dure of NBC Sports Kikkan Randall, who was diagnosed with breast cancer soon after a gold medal in the cross-country skiing team sprint at the 2018 Olympics, will run Nov. 3 in the New York City Marathon as part of a group of people with inspirational stories, race organizers announced Monday. Randall has […]

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The Sydcast with Kikkan Randall

By Kikkan Randall | September 26, 2019

Kikkan Randall is the embodiment of achieving your childhood dreams—she knew from the time she was 5 years old that she wanted to be an Olympic skier. Her dream came true 14 years later, when she competed in her first Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002 at the age of 19. She finished […]

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How Moms Get It Done In High-Stress Times

By Kikkan Randall | September 17, 2019

By Risa Kerslake Cross-country ski champion Kikkan Randall managed to sneak having a baby into her training schedule between the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics. “I had put in all the hard work, and it was just getting to the fun part, where you could really put all that work into action,” she tells Romper […]

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Monster and Sea Podcast 11: Kikkan Randall, Gold medalist and Cancer Survivor

By Kikkan Randall | September 8, 2019

Troy and Mike sit down for an inspiring conversation with Kikkan Randall. Olympic Gold medal winning cross country skier, breast cancer survivor and pure inspiration. She embodies “Go Because You Can”  

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Podcast: The Importance of Staying Positive with Gold Medalist Kikkan Randall

By Kikkan Randall | June 10, 2019

Imagine winning your countries first gold medal and then coming home to find out you have cancer.  That’s the reality that Kikkan Randall faced in 2018 after the Winter… HeroesLikeYou Podcast interview by Joe Belliston. The full podcast (33 min) is available on: Apple    Stitcher Spotify or on the HeroesLikeYou website.

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Young Survival Coalition: Going for Gold Against Breast Cancer

By Kikkan Randall | June 3, 2019

by Young Survival Coalition | May 14, 2019 | Health and Wellness |  For National Women’s Health Week, we’re sharing our favorite stories and resources for your best health. We’ve collected everything from partner promotions to curated wellness content to help you establish a wellness routine right for you, diet and nutrition that works for your body and practices that improve your […]

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It took over 10 years for Kikkan Randall to win a gold medal. Here’s how she did it.

By Kikkan Randall | May 2, 2019

By Nolin Ainsworth for the Juneau Empire Olympian cross-country skier stresses importance of goal setting. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:50pm – Anchorage-raised Olympian Kikkan Randall knows the hefty metal disc like the back of her hand. She’s displayed it in thousands of photos, brought it all over the country with her and amusedly watched her 3-year-old […]

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Anchorage Press: Kikkan vs Cancer

By Kikkan Randall | April 27, 2019

By Amy Armstrong Cancer doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care that you are young, ridiculously healthy and making ‘all the right choices’ when it comes to eating and exercise. It doesn’t even care if you’re a gold medal-winning Olympian. Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall is a five-time Olympian, nine-time World Championship team member, whose determination and grit has […]

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Over and Out

By Sadie Bjornsen | April 13, 2019

Another season, another winter on the road, another year of committing my life towards this sport and this goal of mine. I have been racing on the World Cup full time now for six years, which means I have been to the same race venues as many as seven or eight times.  Hard to believe […]

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6 Team USA Athletes Who Are Using The Power Of Sport For Good

By Kikkan Randall | April 11, 2019

BY LISA COSTANTINI | APRIL 05, 2019, 6:25 P.M. (ET) The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace — declared by the United Nations in 2013 — celebrates the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding. In honor of this initiative, which takes place annually on April 6, we’re highlighting […]

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