From Minnesota state champion to World Champion in just a few years, Jessie Diggins made her Olympic debut in 2014 and will look to defend her World Championships gold medal in 2015. (Getty Images/Harry How)
The 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals concluded with Jessie Diggins claiming her third individual victory of the series, while Erik Bjornsen claimed his second.
Team APU 1 took the victory in the 4x5k mixed relay at the third day of the 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean U.S. Long Distance National Championships.
Jessie Diggins snagged her second win of the SuperTour Finals while Erik Bjornsen grabbed the win for the men in Tuesday’s classic sprint.
The 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean U.S. Long Distance National Championships kicked off on Monday at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, with a 15/10k individual freestyle race.
Jessie Diggins dup deep in the eighth and final stage to claim fifth overall in the final Ski Tour Canada standings.
After the sixth stage of the Ski Tour Canada, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) moved back up to fifth in the overall Tour standings, while Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) moved to 11th.
Jessie Diggins and Erik Bjornsen led the U.S. team in a FIS World Cup 1.5k classic sprint in fifth state of the Ski Tour Canada in Canmore Tuesday.
Two U.S. women skied to a top-10 finish in a FIS World Cup 10k freestyle pursuit in the Ski Tour Canada on Saturday. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) finished fifth overall while Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) finished 10th.
Jessie Diggins led the U.S. Team for the second day, finishing eighth in a FIS Nordic World Cup 10.5k classic mass start race.
Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in the opening races of the Ski Tour Canada in Gatineau on Tuesday, with both finishing third.
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team caps off the FIS Cross Country World Cup season with the World Cup Finals in North America at the eight-stage Ski Tour Canada March 1-12.
Sadie Bjornsen led the U.S. team with a 15th place finish in a FIS World Cup skiathlon race on Sunday.
Jessie Diggins grabbed her fourth podium performance of the season to lead the U.S. at the 1.6k freestyle sprint at the Lahti Ski Games.
Jessie Diggins led the U.S. team for the second day, finishing fourth in a FIS World Cup 10k freestyle mass start on Sunday.
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Timing has always been a strength for Jessie Diggins—the upstart racer kicked off an international career in 2011 by snagging a spot on the World Championship team in Holmenkollen, an experience she highlights years later as a medal winner as “amazing and key to getting to the next level.” The next level came in 2013 when the Minnesota native teamed with Kikkan Randall to win the team sprint at the World Championships.
Diggins is known for an aggressive style of racing and a seemingly boundless source of energy, a strength she drew on this year to win a silver medal in the 10k freestyle event at the Falun World Championships. But the media spotlight was hers before she (and teammate Caitlin Gregg) collected those World Championship medals, as Diggins used her experience and athleticism as a dance student to choreograph the team’s homage to Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” a viral hit that reminded fans that in addition to the cutthroat racing and intense focus of cross country skiing, this is a team with a sense of humor. For 2015-16, Diggins will continue training in Vermont with the SMS/T2 program and aim at still more well-timed forays to the top of the results page.
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