Two Alaskan skiers to compete in cross-country sprints in Pyeongchang

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Two Alaskan Olympians are competing in cross-country skiing Tuesday night and into the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

Kikkan Randall, Alaska's five-time-Olympian, will ski with Jessie Diggins for the women's team sprint race.

Erik Bjornsen, originally from Washington, but who trains full-time at Alaska Pacific University, will ski in the men's team sprint race with Simi Hamilton.

There's a live stream link to NBC's coverage here, that stream starts at 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night, Alaska time.

Randall and Diggins' heat in the semifinals will take off at 11:25 p.m. They are gunning for Team USA's first-ever medal in Olympic cross-country skiing.

Bjornsen and Hamilton's semifinal heat for the men will take off at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The women's finals are scheduled for 1:00 a.m. Alaska time, while the men are scheduled for 1:30 a.m.

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