Bjoergen and Randall compete.
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Marit Bjoergen and Kikkan Randall have shared a special bond since competing against each other at their first Olympics in Salt Lake City 16 years ago.While Bjoergen has been a regular on the Olympic podium over the years, Randall wasn't.The U.S. hadn't won a medal in cross-country skiing since Bill Koch took silver in the 30-kilometer race at the 1976 Innsbruck Games.Randall's task was to keep the Americans close enough while racing head-to-head against Bjoergen and Sweden's Charlotte Kalla – arguably the world's best two female cross-country skiers – for three laps.The 37-year-old Bjoergen was also all smiles after winning her fourth medal of the Pyeongchang Games.Bjoergen joked that her record may not last very long with Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo coming up behind her.The 21-year-old wunderkind won his third gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics in the men's team sprint, skiing with Martin Johnsrud Sundby to give Norway a 13th medal in cross-country events at this year's games.
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