For two years, Missy Rock hasn't been able to get her daughter out of an orphanage in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So the former NCAA champion is attacking the problem the best way she knows how: by running the Twin Cities Marathon.
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.
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.
Sochi-bound Susan Dunklee shares her keys to biathlon, which demands speed and endurance for cross-country skiing, plus calm and accuracy for shooting.
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.
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.
In a sport that's about individual endurance, U.S. cross-country skier Liz Stephen finds her joy in being part of a team.