Athlete Blogs

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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Cogne, Italy- my favorite stop so far!

By David Norris | April 8, 2019

From Davos, we drove to Cogne, Italy. Cogne was definitely my favorite World Cup stop of the season so far. Cogne is a small mountain village with serious old school Alps culture. The entire village was lined with cobbles and the food was seriously delicious.  Thursday before the races I got to reconnect with Jessica […]

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Davos Camp

By David Norris | April 8, 2019

In preparation for World Championships, myself and several other US distance skiers went to Davos, Switzerland for a two-week training camp.  Davos is situated at the perfect altitude for a training boost, has reliable snow, and has a reputation for being blue-bird conditions pretty much all the time. Thus, the USST (and a lot of […]

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An Afternoon with Kikkan Randall: Cross Country Olympic Gold Medalist

By Kikkan Randall | March 29, 2019

Whenever I make a trip to the East coast, specifically the Northeast I try to pack in as much as I can.  This recent trip was no different with stop is in New York City, Vermont, Quebec City and Maine.  It’s busy days but somehow I come out more energized than when I arrived. When […]

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A Moment to Remember

By Sadie Bjornsen | March 14, 2019

Ten days have passed, and I think I have finally completely processed the past couple weeks of World Championships in Seefeld, Austria. I walked away not having achieved my goals on a piece of paper, but having achieved many other process goals along the way. For that reason, I can truly say I have no […]

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Castanet: From Olympic gold to cancer

By Kikkan Randall | March 14, 2019
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Skirt Sports Podcast: Kikkan Randall Made a 10 Year Plan & Won Gold

By Kikkan Randall | February 28, 2019

Sometimes we choose to do things that push us out of our comfort zones. Sometimes those things happen to us and we have to dig in, embrace the discomfort and use all of our tools to push through. Kikkan Randall has experienced both categories. Kikkan is a lifelong skier. Her family moved to Alaska when […]

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Olympic.org: Kikkan Randall making the athletes voice heard

By Kikkan Randall | February 28, 2019

A MAJOR PROTAGONIST ON THE WORLD CIRCUIT IN HER SPECIALTY OF CROSS-COUNTY SKI SPRINT FOR A DECADE, THE BEST US CROSS-COUNTRY ATHLETE IN HISTORY, KIKKAN RANDALL WON GOLD IN THE TEAM SPRINT WITH JESSICA DIGGINS AT PYEONGCHANG 2018 AND THE FIRST US VICTORY IN THE SPORT FOR 94 YEARS AT THE WINTER GAMES. SHE TALKS […]

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I got the Birkie fever

By Kikkan Randall | February 22, 2019

 

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Sweden- I made it!

By David Norris | February 22, 2019

The travel was worth it to race in this stadium with so many fans- Warner Nickerson picture Loyal ski fans- Warner Nickerson picture After Nationals I was selected to race in the World Cup in Ulricehamn, Sweden. “Awesome,” I said “I’ll be there.”  Well, getting to Sweden from the East Coast sounds mellow for an Alaskan who […]

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ESPNW: The Rough Terrain

By Kikkan Randall | February 21, 2019

Kikkan Randall had everything — a long-awaited Olympic cross-country skiing gold medal in Pyeongchang, a family life with her husband and toddler son. And then she had breast cancer.  By Bonnie D. Ford and photo’s by Anchorage based Ash Adams. For the complete article click HERE. ESPN has put together a very nice compilation video. […]

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Christmas & Nationals in Vermont

By David Norris | February 20, 2019

Christmas and US Nationals in Vermont made for a genuinely awesome time. The four-week stay with good friends of ours was filled not only with training and racing, but also with a variety of other activities. Jessica perfected her Caesar salad dressing, carved a butter knife, and kept me well fueled with her highly competitive, […]

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NY Times: Olympic Glory Followed by Chemotherapy

By Kikkan Randall | February 20, 2019

A really nice piece written by Christopher Clarey with the NY Times.  Captures the past 12 months since winning gold in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Great photo’s by Squamish, BC based Alana Paterson. A year ago, she won the first American gold medal in cross-country skiing. Then she found out she had breast cancer…   For the […]

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The Stokecast interview

By Kikkan Randall | February 13, 2019

Another fun podcast interview.  This time with The Stokecast. Available now on iTunes.    

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Babbittville radio interview

By Kikkan Randall | February 6, 2019

Had the chance to call into Babbittville Radio. Had a great chat. Can check out the whole interview HERE. About Bob Babbitt Bob Babbitt started racing triathlons way back when the earth was still cooling, in the late 1970’s. He did his first Ironman Triathlon in 1980 on the island of Oahu and ended up […]

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Period 1 World Cup

By David Norris | January 31, 2019

This fall was my season racing the period one World Cup races. The World Cup venues for period one were: Ruka, FIN, Lillehammer, NOR, Beitostølen, NOR, and lastly Davos, SUI.  I left Anchorage November 12th and returned to Vermont on December 18th. Returning to Alaska will probably have to wait until April, but spending a […]

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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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