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Kikkan Randall      

5-Time Olympian; World Champion Cross-Country Runner & a "Get-Activist"; Breast Cancer Fighter

Kikkan Randall is an American, Olympic champion cross-country skier. She has won 17 U.S. National titles, taken home 17 U.S. Championships, made 16 podiums in the Stage World Cup, made five trips to the Winter Olympic Games and had the highest finish by an individual American woman at the World Championships.

She was the first American female cross-country skier to take a top ten finish in World Cup competition, to win a World Cup race and to win a World Cup discipline title. She and Diggins won the United States' first-ever cross-country skiing gold medal at the Winter Olympics in women's team sprint at Pyeongchang in 2018.

However, three months after the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, just hen Kikkan was receiving the media attention she deserved, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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. She went right back into training, to keep herself in fighting shape. She decided she would document the physical and emotional distance she traveled and share her experience publicly. It turned into an exercise she never could have imagined.

"I've always talked about how important it is to overcome adversity and stay positive, and this where these lessons really come into play,'' Kikkan said. "It's great when you can overcome and push yourself 30 more seconds on a race course, or through a tough day at work, but when your life is at stake, it's good that I've had to listen to my own advice a little bit.''

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