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#2 Sports Story Of 2012: Kikkan Randall Wins The World Cup Season Sprint Championship
Kikkan Randall has long been Alaska's darling of cross country skiing. Already a 3-time Olympian and the only American woman to win a world cup race, Kikkan added to her greatness in 2012 with a season for the ages. She won two world cup sprint races ( her best distance), and landed on the podium two other times during the season to become the first American since Bill Koch in 1982 to capture a season points title in any nordic ski discipline on the world cup circuit. Randall has proven to be no one-season wonder, either. She now owns a total of seven world cup victories, all in sprints, and has landed on the podium six times in the current season in only four weeks of racing.
By Kevin Wells
December 27, 2012