Gold medal belongs to Kikkan, but Alaska’s past Olympians helped forge it

Dissect Kikkan Randall's Olympic gold medal and you will find Alaska DNA at its core.

America's greatest cross-country skier capped a brilliant career Wednesday by becoming an Olympic champion in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Randall will retire at the end of the season at the top of her sport, an athlete whose greatest achievement came after she turned 35 and after she had a baby.

Randall's medal is hers to treasure forever. But bits and pieces of it belong to the people who long ago made

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