His­toric Mile­stones

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What a colos­sal his­toric vic­tory for Jessie Dig­gins and Kikkan Ran­dall, when claim­ing the U.S.A.’S first Olympic gold medal in cross-coun­try ski­ing at Pyeongchang 2018 af­ter win­ning the women’s Team Sprint. The medal was a tes­ti­mony to the true grit of the dy­namic duo and af­fir­ma­tion of an in­cred­i­ble jour­ney for the U.S. women’s team, which first com­peted at the Games back in 1972. Olympic gold was a sto­ry­book end­ing to leg­endary Ran­dall’s in­cred­i­ble ca­reer, and we also salute the amaz­ing record 32 medals won by the U.S. and Cana­dian Par­a­lympic teams. In this mile­stone edi­tion, we pay trib­ute to more than a dozen ath­letes who are also re­tir­ing, in­clud­ing Devon Ker­shaw, Tim Burke and Low­ell Bai­ley, and we con­grat­u­late renowned Marty Hall and Chan­dra Craw­ford on their Hall of Fame in­duc­tions. As well, check out our "Gear 2019" pre­view to add more kick and more glide to the new sea­son ahead. - BAS

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