Team USA's first modern-day cross-country star, Kikkan Randall made her Olympic debut at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Since then, she has helped transform the sport and inspired a generation of American cross-country ski racers. In 2012, she became the first American woman in nearly 30 years to win a world cup title, finishing first in the sprint and fifth overall. She continued to make strides in 2013, defending her overall world cup title in the sprint and improving her U.S. women's record by placing third in the overall world cup standings. She then won her third straight overall world cup sprint title in 2014 and posted her best Olympic performance to date with a pair of top-10 finishes in Sochi, Russia. She took the 2016 season off for the birth of her first child, a son named Breck. With her eyes set on the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, she made a strong return to the world cup tour during the 2016-17 season, garnering five top-10 finishes before capping the season with a bronze medal in the sprint freestyle at the 2017 FIS World Championships. Should she qualify for her firth Olympic Games, she will look to make history yet again as she seeks her first Olympic medal in PyeongChang.