Diggins has been the standout of the cross-country skiing season, and her latest victory was a testament to that. She won a 15km freestyle by 2.6 seconds over Frenchwoman Delphine Claudel in Canmore, Canada, earning her fifth individual World Cup race win of the season. This puts her in a commanding 340-point lead in the overall standings for the World Cup title through 21 races out of 33 scheduled.
Diggins is having an exceptional season, breaking Kikkan Randall’s American record of five individual World Cup race wins in one season with this victory. She now has six victories under her belt this season, including her Tour de Ski title which added up results from seven races. Additionally, she is now up to 10 individual race podiums this season, surpassing Randall’s single-season American record of nine.
The next stop on the circuit will be Minneapolis next weekend, just 25 miles west of Diggins’ hometown of Afton. This will be the first time in over two decades that the U.S. hosts a stop on the circuit. Coverage for these races can be caught on CNBC at 12:30 p.m. ET (sprints from earlier) and NBC at 4 p.m (10km races). All coverage will also stream on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and Peacock for subscribers.
Overall, it seems like Diggins is dominating this season and setting herself up for another successful campaign next year if she continues to perform at this level.
In conclusion, Jessie Diggins had an incredible performance in Canmore winning a 15km freestyle by just 2 seconds over Frenchwoman Delphine Claudel to take his fifth individual win this season and maintain his lead for the overall title by more than doubling second place’s points tally through twenty-one races out of thirty-three scheduled races so far this winter season.
As we approach February 18th when CNBC will cover live from Minneapolis as part of their coverage for sprints from earlier in the day and NBC at four pm covering ten km races from earlier that day all streaming on NBC Sports Com or The NBC Sports App or Peacock subscription service which gives us insight into how much excitement is building around this sport with each passing week as athletes continue to push themselves harder than ever before while striving for perfection during these challenging times that have changed our way of life forever due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.