In Canmore, Canada, American Olympic and world champion Jessie Diggins won a 15km freestyle race over Frenchwoman Delphine Claudel by 2.6 seconds. This was her fifth individual World Cup race win of the season and she is now tied for the American record of five individual World Cup race wins in a season with Kikkan Randall. Diggins has six victories this season when including her Tour de Ski title, which added up results from seven races.
Diggins leads the standings for the World Cup overall title by 340 points through 21 of 33 scheduled races, which is larger than the margin separating second place from sixth place. In 2021, Diggins became the first non-European woman to win the World Cup overall. There are three more races in Canmore through Tuesday.
The next stop on the circuit is in Minneapolis, Minnesota next weekend, which will be the first time in 23 years that the U.S. hosts a World Cup event. Coverage of the event airs on CNBC at 12:30 p.m. ET (sprints from the day before) and NBC at 4 p.m. (10km races from earlier that day). All coverage will also stream on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and Peacock for subscribers.
In addition to her impressive performance on the track, Diggins has also had an incredible season off it as well, breaking Kikkan Randall’s single-season American record with 10 individual race podiums this season. She is truly leading by example and showing that anything is possible with hard work and dedication!