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Fitness propels Kikkan Randall

Fitness propels Kikkan Randall

Originally Published: December 19, 2011
By Rachel Sturtz | Special to espnW

She remembers the waves of colorful flags in Oslo and the noise. The stadium's deafening roar and the Scandinavian cheers with each pole plant. Nothing beats cross-country skiing in the country that invented it. In Norway, competing in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships is like being in the Super Bowl. Three-time U.S. Olympian Kikkan Randall went into the February 2011 sprint quarterfinals gunning for the gold. The Norwegians had adopted her as their underdog, cheering her name as she ...

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