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Alaskan skier wins U.S. Cross Country

Updated: January 8, 2009, 11:29 PM ET
Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Local favorite Kikkan Randall won the women's 1.2-kilometer sprint Thursday to close out the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships in Anchorage.

Kris Freeman took the men's competition in a championship event that featured four days of canceled races because of subzero temperatures.

Randall finished in 3 minutes, 54 seconds. She edged out Laura Valaas (3:56.6), also of Anchorage, and Lindsey Dehlin, of Marquette, Mich., (4:00.7).

Freeman, ...

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