by Andrew Hinkelman
Sunday, February 14, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Kikkan Randall said Sunday she would skip the first cross-country ski race of the 2010 Winter Olympics in order to focus on her best event.
Randall had been slated to ski in Monday's women's 10-kilometer race, but used her Twitter feed Sunday to say she was bowing out to be more prepared for Wednesday's sprint.
The sprint is Randall's best event -- she became the first American woman to win a World Cup event in a sprint race two years ago -- and is widely considered her best chance at a medal.