Kikkan campaigns for Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Kikkan Randall’s skiing career isn't over, but she's already planning ahead. The Alaskan and soon-to-be five-time Olympian is campaigning for a spot on the International Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission.

"I'd like to do some advocacy at the IOC level,” said Kikkan in an interview with KTUU in November. “I think there is a lot of opportunities to stay involved aside from actively competing.”

Tuesday, Randall posted to Facebook, saying, "I would love to continue representing the voice of the athletes on the IOC Athletes commission."

The commission serves as a link between the athletes and the IOC. In the past, members have been elected by Olympians, as well as chosen by the IOC president.

The 2018 Olympics will be Randall’s last, but she has already made history, becoming the U.S.'s first five-time female Olympian at the Winter Games, alongside snowboarder Kelly Clark.

When skiing is over, Randall also says she looks forward to working with her non-profit Fast and Female, promoting girls' participation in sports.

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