Alaska native Kikkan Randall has emerged as one of the top female sprinters around, releasing her competitive spirit “Kikkanimal” on the world.
At the beginning of June, Kikkan Randall packed her bags and headed back to Europe. This time, it wasn't for a freezing ski race in Norway or training in Italy. Instead, she headed to the beach in Varna, Bulgaria for FIS Council meetings.
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team took over the Craft Sportswear Instagram account and shared their goals for the upcoming season with the hashtag #myracestartshere.
For the first time since 1999, the Alaska Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame will induct skiers, coaches and trail builder to their coveted halls in Kincaid Park, Alaska. Among the celebrated, Kikkan Randall will be named.
With temperatures warming towards spring and snowpack lower than average this year, the time will be tight to sneak in the SuperTour Finals and Spring Series events scheduled in Sun Valley, ID.
Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) returned to the World Cup podium with a third place finish in the Lahti Freestyle Sprint. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) finished just behind Kikkan in fourth.
After a long World Championships, the U.S. athletes head to Lahti — a final chance to find speed at the end of a long season, a few closing fireworks to light off.
The Nordic World Championships kick off tomorrow with a classic sprint. The team readies for the opening competition of these championships.
The USSA named 16 athletes to the 2015 Cross Country World Championships Team that will compete in Falun, Sweden.
Sadie Bjornsen and Liz Stephen continued to pace the U.S. women, standing top 15 after the stage two 10k classic.
Whether it's receiving an ugly ski suit, a sweet pair of shades or just spending time with the family, we all have a favorite holiday memory. This year, we asked our athletes to tell us theirs.
The FIS Cross Country World Cup tour came to the Swiss Alps the last two week, with back-to-back weekends of cross country ski racing. USSA President and CEO Tiger Shaw was trackside with the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team and shared his thoughts.
Crashes took their toll in the Davis freestyle sprint World Cup as Kikkan Randall finished ninth and Sophie Caldwell 11th.
Ida Sargent led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in 15th with four athletes qualifying for heats in a freestyle sprint World Cup.
Sadie Bjornsen skied to 18th overall in the three day World Cup mini-tour in Lillehammer.
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As athletes go, Kikkan Randall is rare and special. A four-time Olympian, three-time overall World Cup Sprint Champion and 26-time World Cup podium finisher, the Anchorage, Alaska native has single-handedly brought cross country ski racing into the modern era by ever pushing past conventional expectation into results and leadership. In addition to racing nine-world champions, Randall has carved out a space for America at the sharpest ends of a race. When her teammates Jessie Diggins and Liz Stephen took historic finishes in the 2015 World Championships and the Tour de Ski, they walked in a path blazed by Randall over the course of the last decade. The 2014-2015 season was a tougher year for Randall, salvaged, in part, by a late podium finish at the Lahti sprint, but the founder of Fast and Female, a nonprofit focused on getting girls on skis, is poised to return for more results in 2015- 2016, her role as the leading racer in the United States unfinished.
OLYMPICS (top 15 individual)