Local Jessie Diggins becomes 1st U.S. woman to win Cross-Country Ski World Cup

Team USA announced Tuesday night that Afton native Jessie Diggins has won the Cross-Country Ski World Cup.

Diggins is the second American to win the title, and the first woman from the U.S. to win the title. Bill Koch was the first American to win the cup in 1982.

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Diggins clinched the title with a 342-point lead over Yuliya Stupak, of Russia. There are two races left, however, competitors will not be able to catch up to Diggins in points.

During her 2020-21 season, Diggins won four events. She was the first American to win the Tour de Ski.