PARK CITY - When it comes to cross country skiing in the Olympics, the United States hasn't traditionally done very well. In fact, an American women has never won an Olympic medal in cross country skiing. However, that could change at the 2014 Winter Games this February.
Kikkan Randall is a cross country skier born in Utah. She has spent most her life in Alaska where she's become one of the fastest women on snow. She's already become the first woman to win a medal in cross country skiing at the World Ski Championships. She's now looking to do the same thing in the 2014 Olympics.
Growing up in Utah, sight of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Randall got the rare chance to compete in Olympic competition. Twelve years later, she's training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Last season with teammate Jessica Diggins, the two became the first Americans to win a gold medal in a cross country World Championship.
"It's been an incredible ride," Randall said. "All that work along the way has made me into a strong skier. It's exciting to have arrived at this time where every year I seem to find a new level."
Making it to Sochi will mean making it to her fourth Winter Olympics. She has competed in 2002, 2006 and 2010. She's in Park City right now with other Nordic skiers from the Alaska Pacific University/Nordic Ski Center.
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