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  1. espnW -- Kikkan Randall's latest Olympic podium bid falls short

    Jim Caple

    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.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  2. espnW -- Kikkan Randall fell in love with cross-country skiing in...

    Mackenzie Lobby

    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.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2014
  3. espnW -- Kikkan Randall hopes Sochi success puts cross-country sk...

    Jim Caple

    Olympic cross-country skier Kikkan Randall may not be a household name to some in the United States, but she has a strong chance to change that by making history at the Sochi Games.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2014
  4. W Wants to Know: Deena Kastor

    Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie, Special to espnW

    Long-distance runner Deena Kastor won the bronze medal in the women's marathon at the 2004 Olympics and holds American records in the marathon and half-marathon. She is also an eight-time national champion in cross country. With the Foot Lo...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  5. espnW -- Susan Dunklee, who is set to represent Team USA in biath...

    Dimity McDowell

    Sochi-bound Susan Dunklee shares her keys to biathlon, which demands speed and endurance for cross-country skiing, plus calm and accuracy for shooting.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2013
  6. espnW -- Kayaking suits Kaitlyn McElroy

    Jane McManus

    When a training accident ended her career as a cross-country skier, Kaitlyn McElroy switched to kayaking and has made it all the way to the world championships.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  7. espnW -- Mountain biker Erica Tingey sets sights on Rio Olympics ...

    Kim Cross

    Professional mountain biker Erica Tingey discovered new life -- and a new career -- when she made a snap decision to take up serious riding after giving birth.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  8. espnW -- Best in Gear? Cross-country skiers' must-have winter wea...

    espnW.com

    Cross-country skiers need to stay warm and dry out in the elements. Here is a list of must-have winter gear from one of the sport's top female athletes.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2013
  9. espnW -- Liz Stephen holds U.S. ski team together

    Michelle Smith

    In a sport that's about individual endurance, U.S. cross-country skier Liz Stephen finds her joy in being part of a team.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  10. World-class cyclist Willow Rockwell gives up her Olympic dream

    Rachel Sturtz

    Willow Rockwell was on the path to the Olympics. When she gave birth in December, her career was at its peak. Rockwell thought she could do it all. Until she couldn't.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  11. Fitness propels nordic skier Kikkan Randall

    Rachel Sturtz

    Nordic skiing isn't America's strong suit in winter sports, but three-time Olympian Kikkan Randall is working hard to change that.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2011