Jessie Diggins

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Jessie Diggins becomes first U.S. female cross-country skier to win season title

Every racer knows that the start certainly matters but the finish is what everyone remembers. For Jessie Diggins, never before had the beginning of a cross-country season been shrouded in so much uncertainty. Covid-19 restrictions kept her grounded and meant that she went months without touching snow. Her training was...
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Jessie Diggins wins cross-country skiing world cup

Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins has a new award to put on her mantle: The Afton, Minn., native has won cross-country skiing’s world cup — something no other American woman has ever done before. There are still two races left in the season, but Diggins’ competition can’t catch her in...
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Afton’s Jessie Diggins fourth in 10k freestyle race at World Ski Championships

OBERSTDORF, Germany — Jessie Diggins of Afton placed fourth in the women’s 10-kilometer freestyle, one of her favorite races, at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships on Tuesday. Diggins finished the course in 24 minutes, 21.8 seconds, just missing a spot on the podium by five seconds. Therese Johaug of...
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Jessie Diggins places 15th in 15k race at Nordic world ski championships

For the second race in a row, Jessie Diggins got the effort she wanted but not the result. The Afton skier finished 15th in Saturday's 15-kilometer skiathlon at the Nordic world ski championships in Oberstdorf, Germany, a placing she called "super disappointing'' given her preparation. Diggins was the top American...
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Periodic Southie resident Jessie Diggins has climbed to the pinnacle of the cross-country skiing world

After more than 60 kilometers of racing over 10 days, including the last 3,500 meters up the grueling “Final Climb” at Italy’s Val di Fiemme, Jessie Diggins crossed the finish line of the 2021 Tour de Ski having reserved just enough energy to let out a short scream that landed somewhere between pure joy and utter exhaustion before collapsing to the ground in trademark cross-country skier fashion.
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Jessie Diggins Wins the Tour de France of Skiing

The ten-kilometer skate pursuit climb in Val di Fiemme, Italy, is one of the most grueling courses on cross-country skiing’s World Cup circuit. After a few fast, mostly flat kilometers, athletes push and glide 1,300 vertical feet to the finish line midway up Alpe Cermis, an alpine ski hill. At its steepest, the grade reaches 44 percent. “Spectators on their alpine touring gear will have their heel risers in the highest position,” says Simi Hamilton, a member of the men’s U.S. Nordic Ski Team. “That’s always a reminder of how insane it is.” The course is the last stage of the Tour de Ski, an annual series of eight World Cup races in ten days, one of the most difficult events in the sport.
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MN Native Jessie Diggins does a first for US Cross Country

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (AP) — Jessie Diggins has won a first title for the United States in cross-country skiing’s Tour de Ski. Diggins led the women’s time standings after seven events. She placed second in the 10-kilometer final stage of the 10-day competition raced in Italy and Switzerland. Diggins’...
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Jessie Diggins wins 1st Tour de Ski title for United States

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (AP) — Jessie Diggins won a first title for the United States in cross-country skiing’s Tour de Ski on Sunday. Leading the women’s time standings after seven events, Diggins placed second in the 10-kilometer final stage of the 10-day competition raced in Italy and Switzerland. Her...
Pioneer Press

Afton native Jessie Diggins becomes first American to win Tour de Ski

Afton native Jessie Diggins has reached the top of the mountain again. After making history alongside teammate Rosie Brennan last week, helping the U.S. notch its first-ever 1-2 finish in a World Cup cross country ski race, Diggins continued to rewrite the history books Sunday, becoming the first American to win the prestigious and grueling Tour de Ski.
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Afton native Jessie Diggins talks Tour de Ski, COVID and her engagement

Afton native Jessie Diggins was a part of history last weekend. What else is new?. Most casual fans remember Diggins for partnering Kikkan Randall to win a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. That elevated Diggins to superstar status as it marked the first time Team USA has ever earned a gold medal in the sport of cross country skiing.
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Jessie Diggins wins back-to-back World Cup cross-country ski events

DOBBIACO, Trentino-Alto Adige — A cross-country skier with Vermont ties has finished on the podium in a World Cup event for a second time this week. Jessie Diggins, who trains at Stratton Mountain, won her second consecutive World Cup event Tuesday. The 2018 Olympic gold medalist has a 20-second lead in the tour standings with four stages remaining on the schedule.