Athlete Blogs

Mount Marathon recap

By David Norris | July 18, 2021

This years race was pretty special for me cause my parents and sister’s family came to watch. I’m pretty sure they’ve never seen me do a mountain running race before so of course I’m stoked to have had a good day while they were in Seward. The conditions during the race were super muddy and […]

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UnTapped Gravel Guide 2.0

By Kikkan Randall | July 13, 2021

Welcome to part 2 of the Gravel Guide. UnTapped athlete and cross-country skiing Olympic Gold Medalist, Kikkan Randall is trying out gravel cycling this summer and reached out to Ted King to pick his brain on some core questions. This is part 2 of a 2 part series. For Part 2 read here.   To jump […]

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“Want to train like an Olympian? PODCAST” Interview with Christian Bosse

By Kikkan Randall | July 2, 2021

Christian Bosse Strength and Conditioning Coach ★ World Champions & Olympic Medalists Trainer ► Want to train like an Olympian? Kikkan Randall, OLY Olympic champion 2018 shares her story from being on the highs of all highs, becoming Olympic champion, to the lows of all lows, being diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after. Kikkan outlines […]

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Cause Baby, you’re a firework!

By Kikkan Randall | July 2, 2021

Hey friends! With the 4th of July coming up and the new month getting underway, I wanted to reach out again — to talk about what Independence Day means to me, the upcoming Olympics, and how we can use both events to bring some extra joy and inspiration to July To start, the history: I […]

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Newsletter launch! “Hello from Kikkan” ed.1

By Kikkan Randall | July 2, 2021

Hello from Kikkan! June 4, 2021 Hello Friends! As I’ve been pulling together notes for a book project I’m working on, I’ve begun thinking about how I want to stay connected with you — my fans, supporters, and friends. I’ve been able to do some virtual speaking engagements and connect over video calls, but it […]

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May spent in CO

By David Norris | June 28, 2021

I recently joined Jessica during her six week clinical rotation in Durango, which basically means I’ve had a CO altitude training camp. Sense all my accounting work is done remotely it really doesn’t matter if I’m here or in AK in regards to getting work done. I do try to spend time in Anchorage so […]

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No Time to Waste Podcast – AKTIV feature with Kikkan

By Kikkan Randall | June 20, 2021

Access PODCAST here Alison Hadden’s battling terminal cancer, but she’s focused on living her best life – as her best self – every day. Join her as she chats with resilient adventures, seekers, trailblazers, and exceptionally good humans as they explore what it means to live fully, because there’s “No Time to Waste” – for […]

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Davos Camp

By David Norris | February 13, 2021

After the races in Falun, Sweden Scott, KO and I traveled to Davos to hunker down for a three week training block. A few days after arriving here I learned that I was named to the World Championship team. Super stoked! So with three weeks to train I made a plan with Erik Flora and […]

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Lahti World Cup

By David Norris | January 26, 2021

Such a relief returning to the action and feeling pretty strong. In all honesty I felt stronger than my results showed on paper. I struggled a bit in the classic portion of the 30km skiathlon, but felt awesome in the last 15km skating. I moved into 30th and got out sprinted at the finish line […]

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First Few Finnish Days

By David Norris | January 20, 2021

Travel to Finland was as easy as it could ever be. The plane was nearly empty so I got a four seat row to myself. I was able to sleep at least 7 of the 9 hour flight from Seattle to Amsterdam. Jack and Hunter- for once we can be germ freaks and fit in! […]

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World Cup Fundraiser

By David Norris | January 16, 2021

Thank you to each and everyone who has helped me make it to where I am. Please continue to join me in this journey. I’m honored to have you on the team! Check out my fundraiser and please share with others 🙂 Link to my fundraiser here!

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Vogue.com – How to Take Your Winter Workout Outdoors

By Kikkan Randall | December 9, 2020

How to Take Your Winter Workout Outdoors BYKARI MOLVAR December 8, 2020 On a recent Saturday, I grabbed my towel and headed to the beach for a brisk November swim. I had a full wetsuit on, borrowed from a friend, and only stayed in for a few strokes, but the experience took my breath away—in a […]

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Catching Covid-19

By David Norris | December 7, 2020

November 9th I lost my sense of smell. I knew I had Covid as soon as I acknowledged that I couldn’t smell. I had a stuffy nose for two days. Not even the type of sniffles I considered a cold, but rather just the light type of sniffles that made me decide to push intervals […]

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Catching Covid-19

By David Norris | December 7, 2020

On November 9th, I lost my sense of smell after having a stuffy nose for the two days prior. My plane ticket to leave Alaska for the season opener world cups was on November 17th. These weren’t even the type of sniffles I would have normally considered a cold- just the type that would make […]

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On snow in Fairbanks

By David Norris | November 12, 2020

I’ve been in Fairbanks over a week and have just another week here before heading to Europe. When I decided to come to here Anchorage didn’t have the greatest skiing and Birch Hill was setting shallow tracks that sometimes drug through decaying leaves. Birch Hill is consistently the best place for early season, low-snow training. […]

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On snow in Fairbanks

By David Norris | November 12, 2020

I’ve been in Fairbanks over a week and have just another week here before heading to Europe. When I decided to come to here Anchorage didn’t have the greatest skiing and Birch Hill was setting shallow tracks that sometimes drug through decaying leaves. Birch Hill is consistently the best place for early season, low-snow training. […]

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Full video of NORDIC HUT is Live!

By Kikkan Randall | November 2, 2020

Last March I had the opportunity to spend a week at a snowy cabin in Sweden with Fischer to enjoy my shared passion of skiing with some old friends and some new friends.  This project shows that how much fun you can have when we strap on some skis and enjoy the snow.  Please enjoy […]

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Podcast Interview with OTB – Surviving Breast Cancer

By Kikkan Randall | October 29, 2020

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 […]

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Career Review Interview with TOKO USA – 2 parts

By Kikkan Randall | October 29, 2020

   Podcast audio only Apple Podcast part 1 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kikkan-randall-interview-part-1-of-2/id1531050944?i=1000496275164 Apple Podcast part 2 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/interviews-top-us-nordic-ski-athletes-personalities/id1531050944#episodeGuid=tokous.podbean.com%2Ff1cca123-197e-3962-8dc8-f692d695bd25

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NM continues to impress!

By David Norris | October 23, 2020

This past week has been stellar! I’m finding my groove here in ABQ- early morning roller ski, hide from the sun while geeking out on accounting work, afternoon run or ride, cook Jessica dinner while she studies like a maniac, and then basically repeat 🙂 Lesson learned: Prepare a snack-pack for any workout over 2.5 […]

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