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Randall in 3rd Leads Three Americans in Sprint FR Final @ Davos – Nilsson Wins Over Falla


December 09, 2017 (Davos, SUI) – The USA’s Kikkan Randall took home her first World Cup podium since having her first child in April 2016. Officially it was her second podium since the arrival of Breck as the talented skier won sprint bronze at Lahti 2017.

Women's podium [P] Nordic Focus
Sweden’s Stina Nilsson battled to victory in a close race besting Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla at the line. There were three American in final with Jessie Diggins in fourth and Ida Sargent finishing 6th. Nilsson now leads the overall World Cup sprint standings with a 15-point margin over Falla.

“Today felt great to be back on the podium. Davos has always been a good place for me when I’m in shape,” said Randall. “The season started as a bit of a mixed bag but my skating has felt strong. It was a relief to put down a solid qualifier finally and then feel strong through all the rounds. It always makes it extra fun when you have your teammates by your side. Ida was particularly impressive today, it’s awesome to see her take a big jump forward in skate sprinting.

Kikkan Randall [P] Reese Brown
“We were fortunate that the weather turned out better than predicted.  It was a little on the cold side but not much wind and good fair conditions.  Our skis were fast today which was important for getting in good positions.  I think the wax truck is giving us a big advantage on having consistently fast skis.  You can especially see it in the depth of how well the whole team is skiing!

“This was my first world cup podium since I had Breck and it was great to be able to share the moment with him.  He likes the trophy, it’s a little sled. Now turning my attention to the distance race tomorrow. I am excited to see if I can keep this streak of strong skate races going,” she concluded.

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