ANCHORAGE, Alaska — One day after claiming her fourth career victory in an FIS World Cup nordic ski race, Kikkan Randall has made history again -- and this time, she had company.
Randall and APU teammate Sadie Bjornsen finished second in Sunday's World Cup sprint relay in Duesseldorf, Germany. It is the first podium finish ever for a United States duo.
Randall and Bjornsen came in only 1.6 seconds behind the victorious team from Norway.
"Today even tops yesterday," said Randall. "I've always known that we could put together a podium-capable relay team, and we did it! Sadie skied really well - being patient when needed, skiing smarty and gutsy, and keeping us right in there!"
"I think I can safely say today was one of the best days of my life," Bjornsen added. "In fact, I still can't stop smiling!"
Both skiers resume World Cup competition next weekend in Davos, Switzerland.
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