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Randall wins silver at Nordic Worlds

Updated: February 24, 2009, 3:09 PM ET
Associated Press

LIBEREC, Czech Republic -- Kikkan Randall sprinted frenetically through the snowfall, stretching her ski across the finish line and breaking new ground for U.S. skiing.

Randall held off Finland's Pirjo Muranen in a photo finish Tuesday to take silver in the sprint at the Nordic skiing world championships, becoming the first American woman to win a world or Olympic medal in cross-country skiing.

Randall, of Anchorage, Alaska, had never had a top-10 finish in four previous worlds. She ...

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