Recently retired from competition, Kikkan Randall expresses mixed feelings as she looks through her collection of bibs, gear, news clippings and awards from her influential racing career.

Editor’s note: Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall allowed ADN journalist Marc Lester to follow her journey from her homecoming in Anchorage through her recovery from surgery. This series is the result.

Kikkan Randall looks through her collection of mementoes from her racing career in her Penticton, B.C., home in October 2018. (Marc Lester / ADN)