Photos: Kikkan Randall has been a standout Anchorage athlete for decades

  • Author: Marc Lester
  • Updated: February 22
  • Published February 21
East High skier Kikkan Randall prepares to start the girl’s 5k classical race at the Alaska State Cross Country Meet with words of encouragement from official Wally Smith on February 25, 2000. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Kikkan Randall, using a pair of tights as scarf, flashes a toothy grin baring her braces, which are East High Thunderbird red and blue on September 29, 1999. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Kikkan Randall leads a pack of roller skiers up the road in Kincaid Park. Cross country skiers work out in an interval session on the road and trail of Kincaid Park on Tuesday morning, June 19, 2012. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Olympic skier Kikkan Randall arrives to promote the Healthy Futures Challenge at an assembly on Monday afternoon, September 22, 2014, at Campbell Elementary School. (Erik Hill / ADN)
Kikkan Randall, an Olympic cross country skier, in April 2016. She kept fit through her pregnancy with guidance a from U.S. Ski Team strength and conditioning coach. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Olympic cross country skier Kikkan Randall talks with other Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductees. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Kikkan Randall does a jump over the finish line as she wins the Run for Women Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Anchorage Football Stadium. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Olympian Kikkan Randall (in pink) hits the course during the start Snow City 5-K at the Big Wild Life Runs in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, August 17, 2014. (Bill Roth / ADN)
APU Nordic Ski Center director and head coach Erik Flora talks with Kikkan Randall in 2011. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Kikkan Randall tends to the grill outside the Thomas Glacier Training Center, preparing to feed more than 20 athletes, coaches and staff in July. Randall, a three-time Olympian, skis for Alaska Pacific University as well as team USA. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Kikkan Randall strides toward up a hill at Soldier Hollow, a venue near Midway, Utah, in January 2000. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Deborah Randall hugs Kikkan Randall when Kikkan surprised her family out in the spectator field after the 5K free pursuit race at Soldier Hollow in Utah. (Anne Raup / ADN)
Cross country skier Kikkan Randall, of Anchorage, was named to the US Olympic team in 2010. Photographed in Anchorage on January 28, 2010. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Cross country skier Kikkan Randall, of Anchorage, was named to the US Olympic team in 2010. Photographed in Anchorage on January 28, 2010. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Kikkan Randall and her son Breck Ellis pose for photographs at Grant Hall on the APU campus in Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday August 29, 2017.(Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Kikkan Randall descends Mount Marathon in 2002. (Marc Lester / ADN)
APU skiers Kikkan Randall, Kate Fitzgerald and Holly Brooks skate ski on Eagle Glacier in damp, foggy weather on July 24, 2011. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Olympic cross country skier Kikkan Randall leaps as she leads kids in Olympic-themed exercises at Rogers Park Elementary School, July 1, 2014. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Kikkan Randall, center, is congratulated by APU-1 teammates Erik Bjornsen, left, and his sister Sadie Bjornsen after Randall anchored the team to victory during the U.S. National Championships 4 x 5-K mixed relay at Kincaid Park in 2014. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Kikkan Randall heads out on the sprint course in an early qualifier race at the US Cross Country Ski Championships on January 2, 2010. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Kikkan Randall leads around a corner during a semifinal race en route to her victory at the 2014 ConocoPhillips Super Tour Finals classic sprint races at Kincaid Park. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Kikkan Randall collapses at the finish line after finishing the Women’s 5K Freestyle event of the US Cross Country Championships on Wednesday, January 12, 2000. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Olympic and World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall leads a cheer after skiing with youngsters at Kincaid Park on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Local kids skied and played games with Olympic and World Cup skiers and afterwards had an autograph and photo session in the chalet. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Olympic cross country skier Kikkan Randall has a new sponsor in Mat Maid Dairy and has started sleeping in a simulated altitude environment. Air that has some of the oxygen removed is pumped into the tent to simulate the conditions at high altitude. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
APU skiers Holly Brooks and Kikkan Randall fly over a jump on the cross country ski course on Eagle Glacier. While most course don’t include jumps the jump helps the skiers balance and body awareness and provides some fun in the training regime. Elite cross country skiers from the APU ski team, the US National team and skiers from other countries participate in the North American Women’s Training Alliance camp at the Thomas Glacier Training Center on Eagle Glacier in the Chugach Mountains above Girdwood on Thursday, July 25, 2013. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

A five-time Olympian and the U.S. Ski Team's most accomplished cross-country racer, Kikkan Randall has been a standout Anchorage athlete for decades.

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