Athlete Blogs

January update – Radiation continues to go well.

By Kikkan Randall | January 14, 2019

Recap from my radiation treatments during my cancer fight.

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The Man in the Shadow

By Sadie Bjornsen | January 5, 2019

Have you ever noticed while you are watching the “pre-race” shots, or the pictures the day before the race, all the World Cup athletes seem to have a little “shadow” around them? For me, that little shadow has a curly mustache, a French accent, and a silly little giggle. He is my wax technician, and […]

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The Sonya Looney Show Episode 84

By Kikkan Randall | January 3, 2019

Before Christmas I had the chance to sit down with Sonya Looney for an in-house interview for her podcast. Podcast #84 – Kikkan Randall Wins Olympic Gold and Survives Breast Cancer Listen to the podcast HERE.

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New year’s update

By Kikkan Randall | January 1, 2019

A weekly update during my radiation treatments for breast cancer. A look back and a look forward as 2018 came to a close. What a year that was.

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Christmas update

By Kikkan Randall | December 26, 2018

Recap from week 2 of my cancer radiation treatments.   Ten down and 23 to go.  

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Kikkan Randall’s cancer year – Part 6

By Kikkan Randall | December 22, 2018

Pink and gold: Kikkan Randall’s new perspective after a tumultuous year. Part 6, November: After months of treatment, Randall goes under the surgeon’s knife and hopes for the best.  By Marc Lester/ADN Last of 6 parts Activity swirled around Kikkan Randall for hours while she waited for her surgery to begin at Providence Alaska Medical […]

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Kikkan Randall’s cancer year – Part 5

By Kikkan Randall | December 20, 2018

With family in mind, Kikkan Randall fights cancer for the life she had planned after racing Part 5, October: Randall wasn’t the only one whose life changed once she was diagnosed with cancer. Her family changed, too.  By Marc Lester. Fifth of six parts Kikkan Randall, groggy and sick, passed her Olympic gold medal through […]

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Day 162 – Going to move to just a weekly update

By Kikkan Randall | December 18, 2018

I am not currently feeling the affects of radiation so I will transition the daily updates to a weekly one. Thank you all for following along through these 162 days of my cancer fight.

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Kikkan Randall’s cancer year – Part 4

By Kikkan Randall | December 18, 2018

Kikkan vs. cancer: A driven champion meets her match Part 4, September: Exhausted but restless, Randall finds a growing new purpose. Fourth of six parts Kikkan Randall lay on a table at Providence Imaging Center waiting for a radiologist to enter the room. Her blue medical gown was a peculiar match for the over-the-top makeup […]

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Kikkan Randall’s cancer year – Part 3

By Kikkan Randall | December 18, 2018

Kikkan Randall tackles cancer treatment and tough choices with help from friends and fans By Marc LesterPart 3, August: Kikkan Randall adjusts to a wearying chemo regimen and increasing sickness with the support of friends. Third of six parts Nurse practitioner Erica Fossler wondered if it was an odd time to congratulate Kikkan Randall on […]

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Kikkan Randall’s cancer year – Part 2

By Kikkan Randall | December 17, 2018

‘The old Kikkan’ gives way to cancer treatment and hair loss Part 2, July: Cancer begins to reshape Kikkan Randall’s identity, changing her gold medal persona. By Marc Lester Second of six parts Weeks before Kikkan Randall felt ready to share her new reality with the public, even some former teammates, she shared it with […]

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Day 161 – Recap heading into week 2 of radiation.

By Kikkan Randall | December 17, 2018

Recap from day 161 during my cancer fight.

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Day 160 – Enjoying a break in the radiation routine

By Kikkan Randall | December 16, 2018

Recap from day 160 during my cancer fight.

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Kikkan Randall’s Cancer Year – Part 1 by Marc Lester

By Kikkan Randall | December 15, 2018

For Kikkan Randall, a hero’s homecoming. Then, an alarming discovery. Part 1, April: With her historic gold medal, the Anchorage ski racer returned to Alaska’s open arms. But her moment barely lasted. First of six part series of words and photos by Marc Lester with the Anchorage Daily News: Kikkan Randall stood on the concrete […]

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Day 159 – First week of radiation done!

By Kikkan Randall | December 15, 2018

Recap from day 159 during my cancer fight.

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Day 158 – Yoga for cancer patients?

By Kikkan Randall | December 14, 2018

Recap from day 158 during my cancer fight.

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Tough Girl Podcast

By Kikkan Randall | December 13, 2018

Excited to be apart of such a cool group of women. Thanks to Sarah Williams for the opportunity. The Tough Girl Podcast: Every episode is full of inspiring stories of women overcoming great challenges. The Tough Girl Podcast won the Women’s Sports Trust #BeAGameChanger National Award for Media Initiative of the Year 2018.

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Day 157 – Ski day!

By Kikkan Randall | December 13, 2018

Recap from day 157 during my cancer fight.

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Day 156 – Two down 31 to go.

By Kikkan Randall | December 12, 2018

Recap from day 156 during my cancer fight.

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Day 155 – Radiation underway

By Kikkan Randall | December 11, 2018

Recap from day 155 during my cancer fight.

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