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Meet Kikkan Randall Ski Mom, Olympic Gold Medal Winner, and Breast Cancer Warrior

September 28, 2023 Nicole Season 3 Episode 10
Meet Kikkan Randall Ski Mom, Olympic Gold Medal Winner, and Breast Cancer Warrior
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Ski Moms Fun Podcast
Meet Kikkan Randall Ski Mom, Olympic Gold Medal Winner, and Breast Cancer Warrior
Sep 28, 2023 Season 3 Episode 10
Nicole

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In this episode, we talk with Kikkan Randall, ski mom, 5x Olympian, gold medalist and breast cancer survivor. 

Kikkan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and both her parents were skiers. Kikkan was wearing ski boots and sliding down the hill before she could even walk. At age 3, Kikkan’s family moved to Alaska where she first got involved with nordic/cross country skiing. 

Kikkan walks us through her progression from middle school nordic ski racing to her Olympic gold medal.  At age 19, Kikkan and her coach mapped out her 10 year roadmap.  Kikkan kept her head down, kept working hard and 16 years later she accomplished her lifelong goal of winning a gold medal. Kikkan tells us about taking time off from competing to start her family and later taking her son on the road as she ramped back up. 

Kikkan shares her breast cancer survival story which started shortly after she won her gold medal. Kikkan was conflicted about sharing her struggle publicly, but in the end she decided that getting support and talking about her journey would benefit her and other women. Kikkan has become an advocate for early detection and a supporter of numerous cancer research programs. 

Resources:

It’s Going to Be OK (Kikkan’s online store to support Aktiv Against Cancer)

Book Recommendation: World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women's Cross-Country Ski Team

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Board of Directors

National Nordic Foundation

Keep up with the Latest from Kikkan!

Website: https://www.kikkan.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kikkanrandall

X (Twitter): https://x.com/kikkanimal

Instagram: https://instagram.com/kikkanimal

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Show Notes

Send us a Text Message.

In this episode, we talk with Kikkan Randall, ski mom, 5x Olympian, gold medalist and breast cancer survivor. 

Kikkan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and both her parents were skiers. Kikkan was wearing ski boots and sliding down the hill before she could even walk. At age 3, Kikkan’s family moved to Alaska where she first got involved with nordic/cross country skiing. 

Kikkan walks us through her progression from middle school nordic ski racing to her Olympic gold medal.  At age 19, Kikkan and her coach mapped out her 10 year roadmap.  Kikkan kept her head down, kept working hard and 16 years later she accomplished her lifelong goal of winning a gold medal. Kikkan tells us about taking time off from competing to start her family and later taking her son on the road as she ramped back up. 

Kikkan shares her breast cancer survival story which started shortly after she won her gold medal. Kikkan was conflicted about sharing her struggle publicly, but in the end she decided that getting support and talking about her journey would benefit her and other women. Kikkan has become an advocate for early detection and a supporter of numerous cancer research programs. 

Resources:

It’s Going to Be OK (Kikkan’s online store to support Aktiv Against Cancer)

Book Recommendation: World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women's Cross-Country Ski Team

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Board of Directors

National Nordic Foundation

Keep up with the Latest from Kikkan!

Website: https://www.kikkan.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kikkanrandall

X (Twitter): https://x.com/kikkanimal

Instagram: https://instagram.com/kikkanimal

Loam Pass, the premier North American mountain biking pass, gives you over 60 days of access to some of the best mountain biking destinations across the country.

Use code: SKIMOMS15 to save 15% off your order here.

Save 15% off your order with CODE SKIMOMS15 at checkout.

 



Head to the Ski Moms Merch shop here. As always, 10% of proceeds go to support the Share Winter Foundation.

Support the Show.

Keep up with the Latest from the Ski Moms!
Website:
www.skimomsfun.com
Ski Moms Discount Page:
https://skimomsfun.com/discounts
Ski Moms Ski Rental Homes
Join the 10,000+
Ski Moms Facebook Group
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/skimomsfun

Send us an email and let us know what guests and topics you’d like to hear next!
Sarah@skimomsfun.com
Nicole@skimomsfun.com