This Olympic Skier’s Weight Room Workout Made Our Jaws Drop

Kikkan Randall may be the best chance the United States has had for an Olympic medal in Nordic skiing since Bill Koch struck silver in 1976.

In 2012, she was the first American woman to win the FIS Cross Country World Cup sprint title and is among the favorites in Sochi. (We interviewed her in 2012 after the World Cup win, see the post “American Wins, Keeps 30 pairs of Skis in her ‘Quiver’.”)

This video unveils how Randall got there and the intense training that goes on before the race-day glory. —Sean McCoy



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Managing Editor Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in Denver, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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