Two Alaskans Make Olympic Cross Country Ski Team

Two Alaskans have been named to the 8 member U.S. Olympic cross Country Ski Team today. Kikkan Randall and James Southam will beheading to Vancouver next month. This will be the 3rd time Randall takes part in Olympic games. She is the first American woman to win a World Championship silver medal in the freestyle sprint last year. Southam is competing in his second Olympics. He recently won his fifth national title at the 2010 U.S. National Ski Championships in Anchorage. The two competitors train with the Alaska Pacific University cross country team.

Story and Photo by Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

James Southam and Kikkan Randall meet with reporters to talk about the upcoming Olympics in Canada.

Download Audio (MP3)