Athlete Blogs

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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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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