Anchorage skier Kikkan Randall took home a World Cup silver medal today in the skate sprint in Toblach, Italy. She finished just behind Norway’s Marit Bjoergen.
The competition was part of the nine stage event called the Tour de Ski. Today’s silver medal pushed Randall from 7th place to 4th overall for the 11 day Tour.
In a U.S. Skiing press release, Randall was quoted saying “It was a challenging course and with five races in my legs already, I was happy to put together four solid rounds and be on the podium.”
Yesterday, Randall turned in her worst result for the Tour de Ski, finishing 29th in a 3.3 kilometer classic race.
Tomorrow’s stage features the women’s 15-kilometer pursuit.