Jessie Diggins battles to the finish line with Maiken Caspersen Falla of Norway and Stina Nilsson of Sweden. Photo: Cody Downard
Not an ounce of energy is left on the course as Diggins and Nilsson power toward a race for first place. Photo: Cody Downard
Lunging at the line, Diggins makes history, earning the United States' first cross country Olympic medal since 1976.
Diggins throws up her arm, knowing that she and Kikkan Randall are taking home the gold. Photo: Cody Downard
Crossing the finish line, Diggins and Randall become the first American cross country skiers to win an Olympic medal since Bill Koch at the 1976 Games—and the first American women to ever do so. Photo: Cody Downard
Shouts of joy could be heard for minutes as Randall joined Diggins in the finish corral. Photo: Cody Downard
Wrapped in stars and stripes these two skiers from Minnesota and Alaska have achieved a lifelong goal. Photo: Cody Downard
The top step of the podium always feels the best. Photo: Cody Downard