It was supposed to be a day when Kikkan Randall stood on the Olympic cross-country podium and helped shine a spotlight on her sport. Instead, it was a day of near-misses and disappointment.
Her dad wanted her to be an Alpine skier. She planned to be a runner in college. But in high school, Kikkan Randall fell in love with cross-country skiing.
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