Celebrating Mother’s Day, Olympian style, Dimity (standing in for for host Sarah) and co-host Tish Hamilton connect with cross-country skier Kikkan Randall, the only mother on the 2018 U.S. Winter Olympic team—and, along with teammate Jessie Diggins, the first American woman ever to win an Olympic gold cross-country skiing. The trio first hits Kikkan’s background as a runner (and her nearly sub-five-minute mile in high school!) and her transition to—and rapid ascent as a top world competitor on—the snow. We discuss her 20-year (!) Olympic career, and the long-term perspective she took— especially when she missed her 2014 Olympic goal by .05 seconds. Along the way, you’ll learn what a “make-it-count” workout with her mom is; you’ll get goosebumps as you hear her talk through her Olympic gold medal race; and realize that even though she has recently retired, she’ll always be Fast and Female. Kikkan is introduced at 21:23.
In the introduction, Dimity + Tish talk Mother’s Day plans (or lack thereof), the upcoming swim team seasons for their kiddos, and why a Mother’s Day coupon for ice cream will never go out of style.
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