Name: Kikkan Randall
Sport: Cross-Country Skiing
Height: 5-4
Weight: 135
DOB: 12/31/1982
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
High School: East Anchorage High School (Anchorage, Alaska) '01
College: Alaska Pacific University, Business
Team/Club: Alaska Pacific University/Nordic Ski Center
Olympic Experience
  • Five-time Olympian (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018)
  • Sochi 2014, 8th (team sprint classic), 9th (4x5K relay), 18th (sprint), 28th (30K mass start)
  • Vancouver 2010, 8th (sprint), 11th (4x5K relay), 23rd (30K)
  • Torino 2006, 9th (sprint), 10th (team sprint), 14th (4x5K relay), 53rd (10K)
  • Salt Lake City 2002, 44th (sprint)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – bronze (sprint freestyle), 4th (4x5K relay), 17th (7.5/7.5K skiathlon), 26th (10K classic)
  • Years of Participation: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Medals: 3 (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2013 (team sprint freestyle)
  • Silver – 2009 (sprint freestyle)
  • Bronze - 2017 (sprint freestyle)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2014 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (sprint), 6th (overall)
  • 2013 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (sprint), 3rd (overall), 10th (distance)
  • 2012 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (sprint), 5th (overall)
  • 2011 FIS World Cup Standings, 3rd (sprint), 10th (overall)
Personal: Daughter of Ronn and Deborah Randall...Has one brother, Tanner, and one sister, Kalli...Married Jeff Ellis on May 16, 2008...Niece of U.S. Olympic Nordic skiers Chris Haines (1976) and Betsy Haines (1980)...Lead U.S. Ambassador for Fast and Female, an empowerment workshop program for young girls...Became the first American woman to win world cup titles in individual and team sprint (with Jessie Diggins)...Became the first U.S. cross-country skier to win a world championship gold medal (with Diggins in team sprint)...First U.S. woman to achieve a top-three overall FIS Cross-Country World Cup ranking...Began skiing to stay in shape for cross-country running...Favorite foods are Canadian bacon and pineapple pizza.