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Kikkan Randall's bid falls short

Updated: February 11, 2014, 6:06 PM ET
Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Kikkan Randall's attempt at becoming the first American woman to win an Olympic cross-country skiing medal fell well short Tuesday when she was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the women's individual freestyle sprint.

Randall finished fourth of six skiers in a tough heat that featured defending champion Marit Bjoergen of Norway and German sprint specialist Denise Herrmann. Those two advanced, along with Gaia Vuerich of Italy, who had the second-best time of ...

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