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Kikkan Randall after winning the Stockholm Royal Palace Sprint in March 2013
|Born||December 31, 1982
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
|Height||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)|
|Ski club||APU Ski Team|
|World Cup career|
|Seasons||2001, 2005–2015, 2017–2018|
|Overall titles||0 (3rd in 2013)|
|Discipline titles||3 – (3 SP, 2012, 2013, 2014)|
Kikkan Randall (born December 31, 1982) is an American, Olympic champion cross-country skier. She has won 17 U.S. National titles, made 29 podiums on the World Cup, made five trips to the Winter Olympic Games and had the highest finish by an individual American woman at the World Championships, second in the Sprint in Liberec in 2009. 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 won the silver medal in the individual sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec, becoming the first American woman to win a medal in cross country skiing at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, and in 2013 teamed up with Jessie Diggins to win the first ever American FIS Nordic World Ski Championships gold medal in the team sprint. 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.
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