FIS would like to extend its best wishes to retired cross-country athlete, former Chair of the FIS Athletes Commission and member of the IOC Athletes Commission, Kikkan Randall. As Randall announced on her social media accounts, the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic gold medallist was diagnosed with breast cancer recently and will be undergoing chemotherapy in Alaska in the upcoming months.
“Although we caught it early and the prognosis is good, my life will change quite a bit in the coming months. It’s a scary thing to learn you have cancer and I have wondered every day since how this could have possibly happened to me. But I have promised myself that I will remain positive and active and determined throughout my treatment. I am going to bring as much tenacity, strength, and energy toward this challenge as I have throughout my entire career“, Randall wrote.
She invited everybody to follow her story on herpersonal blog.