Kikkan Randall

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Administrator
SexFemale
Full nameKikkan Lewis•Randall (-Ellis)
Used nameKikkan•Randall
Nick/petnamesKikkanimal
Born31 December 1982 in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA)
Measurements165 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsAlaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Club
NOC United States

Biography

Kikkan Randall was an American cross-country skier who competed at five Olympic Winter Games (2002-18), and with her teammate, Jessie Diggins, won the first ever gold medal by American cross-country skiiers, in the 2018 team sprint.

Randall made 29 podiums in World Cup racing and won the seasonal World Cup in the sprint in 2011/12, 2012/13, and 2013/14. She won three medals at the World Championships, one of each color, with a gold in the 2013 team sprint. Her silver medal in the 2009 sprint at the Worlds was the first medal ever by a USA cross-country skier. She was a 17-time USA Champion. She also won the 2011 Mount Marathon Race, which had been won in 1975 by her mother, Debbie, and her aunt, Betsy Haines, had won it three times consecutively, from 1979-81. Kikkan Randall was inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

In 2009 Randal was named to the Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) athletes’ commission, serving through 2017. In 2018 she was co-opted onto the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as an athlete member, replacing USA hockey player Angela Ruggerio. Randall served on the IOC only until 2021 as she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 and stepped down to focus her efforts on fighting the disease.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2002 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Kikkan Randall
Sprint, Women (Olympic) 44
5/5 kilometres Pursuit, Women (Olympic) 60 r1/2
2006 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Kikkan Randall
Sprint, Women (Olympic) 9
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 53
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 14
Team Sprint, Women (Olympic) Wendy Wagner 10
2010 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Kikkan Randall
Sprint, Women (Olympic) 8
30 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 23
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 11
Team Sprint, Women (Olympic) Caitlin Compton 6
2014 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Kikkan Randall
Sprint, Women (Olympic) 18
30 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 27
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 7
Team Sprint, Women (Olympic) Sophie Caldwell-Hamilton 7
2018 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Kikkan Randall
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 16
15 kilometres Skiathlon, Women (Olympic) 40
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 5
Team Sprint, Women (Olympic) Jessie Diggins 1 Gold

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
Athlete International Olympic Committee 2018—2021 USA Kikkan Randall

Olympic family relations

Special Notes