Episode 33: Cross-Country Skiing Olympic Gold Medalist Kikkan Randall
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She’s a five-time Olympian, winner of the first US Olympic gold medal in cross-country skiing, first American to win a cross-country world championship–and now she’s a member of the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission. Kikkan Randall joins us on this week’s show!
Kikkan made history in PyeongChang with Jessie Diggins in the cross-country team sprint and captivated viewers with their face glitter and pink hair. Olympic moments don’t get any better than this victory, which you can see here (grab a Kleenex–you might need one) and the race recap here.
We talked with her about about perseverance, debunking pregnancy myths and her new gig on the IOC Athletes’ Commission. She also does a lot of work with a great organization called Fast and Female, which encourages girls to get in and stay involved with sports.
Also on the show, we recap the Team USA Awards Show and talk royal trivia.