Jessie Diggins celebrates after winning a stage of the 2016 Tour de Ski. (Getty Images/AFP - Giuseppe Cacace)
Jessie Diggins held on to finish eighth in the 10k classic pursuit finale of the Lillehammer stage race.
Jessie Diggins broke of a blockade of Norwegians to take her third career World Cup victory, winning the 5k freestyle in the second stage of the Lillehammer mini tour.
Sadie Bjornsen led four Americans into the points as the FIS Cross Country World Cup opened in Ruka, Finland.
Noah Hoffman and Jessie Diggins swept to titles in the 42k Merino Muster near Wanaka, New Zealand.
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.
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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 and then in 2015 when she won a silver medal in the 10k freestyle at the Falun World Championships.
Diggins is known for an aggressive style of racing and a seemingly boundless source of energy, a strength she continued to draw on in 2015-16 to take her first individual World Cup victory at the Tour de Ski. There, she won the 5k freestyle individual start in Toblach, Italy, making her only the fourth U.S. woman to win an individual World Cup. This win was just the first of many historical results throughout the 2015-16 season for Diggins, which included six World Cup podiums in total.
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8th, Skiathlon, Sochi, RUS, 2014
2nd, 10k FS, Falun, SWE, 2015
4th, 10k FS, Falun, SWE, 2016
8th, Overall in World Cup Sprint Standings, 2015-16
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