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Kikkan Randall is one of the few athletes who can say she made her Olympic debut in her hometown - born in Salt Lake City and a member of the 2002 Olympic Team in Salt Lake (although, admittedly, the races were at Soldier Hollow). A promising runner growing up in Alaska, she added "serious cross country skiing as a counter-seasonal training vehicle...and then became a champion skier, too. She's got the best ever U.S. women's results in World Cup and Olympic racing. UPDATE Randall made (more) U.S. cross country history Dec. 16, 2007 when she became the first American woman to win a World Cup, capturing a freestyle sprint in Rybinsk, Russia, coincidentally the same venue where she became the first U.S. woman to reach a World Cup podium Jan. 21, 2007 when she was third in another FR sprint. Randall trimmed her travel last season (to New Zealand, to the opening Cup races) and it paid off handsomely with thatOmega De Ville Prestige Replica podium. She also began stretching her racing, moving beyond only sprinting. "It's all about patience," she said, noting she knew it would take years to become a contender at distance, too. She has a new training mate in the APU Nordic program, too, when sprinter Laura Valaas moved to Alaska to join Randall and Taz Mannix. FIRST TRACKS Her family lived in Salt Lake while her mother attended law school at the University of Utah, but returned to Alaska after Randall's birth. The niece of two Olympians (Uncle Chris Haines, Mom's brother, was a '76 cross country skier and Aunt Betsy 070-643 dumps Haines was the first racer on-course in the 1980 5K), she was a first-rate high school runner and turned to skiing as a way to continue training in winter. She became one of the top U.S. junior racers; "It's in my blood, she said with her trademark high-voltage smile. She blends classes at Alaska Pacific University citrix 1y0-a25 dumps (aiming for business degree) with her cross country training and Omega De Ville Ladymatic Replica serves as a key liaison between the U.S. Ski Team and one of the nation's premier club programs, the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center. OLYMPICS/WORLDS 2007 Worlds - 11th in team sprint (with Laura Valaas), replica bally handbags 22nd in sprint, 41st in pursuit. 2006 Olympics - 9th in sprint, 10th (with Wendy Wagner) in team sprint. 2005 Worlds - 14th (with Sarah Konrad) in FR team sprint, 29th in CL sprint, 65th in 10K FR. 2003 Worlds - 39th in FR sprint, 50th in 10K CL, 54th in 10K (5+5) pursuit. 2002 Olympics - 44th in FR sprint, miu miu replica handbags 63rd in pursuit. 2001 Worlds - 34th in FR sprint. Omega De Ville Replica FIRST WORLD CUP Jan. 14, 2001 at Soldier Hollow, UT (24th in FR sprint, pre-Olympic test race)