KIKKAN RANDALL
Board Member

Kikkan Randall was appointed to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee board of directors and began serving as an International Olympic Committee director in February 2018, following her election to represent all Olympic athletes on the IOC Athletes’ Commission at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

Randall has also served on the International Ski Federation (FIS) Athletes’ Commission since 2009, including a two-year stint as chair.

A five-time Olympian, three-time overall world cup sprint champion and 27-time world cup podium finisher, Randall has played a pivotal role in ushering U.S. cross-country skiing into the modern era by exceeding conventional expectations.

Randall and teammate Jessie Diggins made history at the PyeongChang 2018 Games by winning the first Olympic medal in cross-country skiing for U.S. women (team sprint). In 2013, the duo became the first-ever U.S. world champions in cross-country skiing in the same event. Overall, Randall has skied in nine world championships, also winning silver in 2009 (sprint) and bronze in 2017 (sprint) after taking the 2015-16 season off for the birth of her child.

In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Randall has served as an active ambassador for youth through leadership engagement with both Healthy Futures and Fast and Female – organizations that promote the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles. She also played a key role in establishing greater leadership engagement for athletes within the FIS.

Randall is a graduate of Alaska Pacific University and lives in Anchorage, Alaska. She is the niece of Olympians Chris and Betsy Haines, and is married to Canadian skier Jeff Ellis.