Kikkan Randall skied to a 16 second victory over USST and APU teammate Laura Valaas in the 6km mass start event. Kristina Strandberg (XC Oregon/Factory Team) rounded out the podium another 10 seconds behind Valaas. The field was not large – 20 women completed the race, but it was very competitive. Tazlina Manniz (APU/USST) was fourth.
In the men's race, Lars Flora (APU/Factory Team) beat out APU's Jeff Ellis by 21 seconds. Yet another APU skier, Anders Haugen, took third, 11 seconds behind Ellis. 21 men completed the 9km course.
Full results and more details from the Anchorage Daily News:
Back on skis, Kikkan Randall wins hill climb