Anchorage Skier Kikkan Randall named honorary chair for Women of Achievement

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Anchorage Skier Kikkan Randall will be serving as an honorary chair in the 29th annual YWCA Alaska/BP Women of Achievement and Youth Awards.
Randall was chosen for her competitive spirit and fighting efforts both on and off the trail as she is currently fighting Breast Cancer.
These awards pay tribute every year to ten Alaska Women who are selected on their "Excellence, Leadership, and Commitment to Community".
The Honorary Chair for this event is selected each year based on women they feel are dedicated to serving Alaska and inspiring the next generation of Alaskans.
Randall was chosen for that spot this year.
The Team USA Skier made history in February in the PyeongChang Olympics.
She won a gold medal along with Jessie Diggins in the team Freestyle Sprint.
That marked the first Cross Country Gold for the US since 1976 and the first Gold Medal ever for the US Women's Cross Country team.
The Former East Anchorage and A-P-U Skier was competing in her fifth and final Olympic Games, marking a perfect end to a legendary career.
She is now helping women around the state by providing free screenings for breast and cervical cancer.