Jessie Diggins: Learning to dream big

Updated: January 27, 2014, 8:24 PM ET
By Mackenzie Lobby | Special to espnW.com

Jessie Diggins was already dominating the Nordic ski trails of Wisconsin and Minnesota before she could even walk. Affixed to her dad's back, the boisterous toddler and eventual skiing superstar was just along for the ride in those early days.

"I used to yell, 'Mush,' like a sled dog driver while pulling his hair," said the five-time U.S. champion. "I always wanted to go faster."

Both long-time skiers, Diggins' parents made the sport a family affair. ...

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