I grew up on the cross-country skiing team and spent entire Saturdays of most of my high school career out at races. I remember spending time waxing skis or recovering from a race in ski chalets or high school gyms. I also remember comparing my times to Kikkan Randall, who always beat me. So it was really fun yesterday and was the first time I have been so directly tied to an athlete competing for, and winning, a gold medal in the Olympics.
It was pretty fantastic to see this week and how tight it was but how hard they both pushed, especially Jessie Diggins in the final sprint. Crazy to think that they just ended the 15,367 cross-country gold-medal drought for the US – go Kikkan!!
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