• Olympian Jessie Diggins explains what makes cross-country skiing a surprisingly brutal sport

    One year ago - By Business Insider

    Cross-country skiing might seem easy, since it's a sport anyone can pick up.
    But at the Olympic level, it's a brutally exhausting event.
    US Olympian Jessie Diggins, who's competing at the Winter Olympics , spoke to INSIDER about the sport.
    "It's really aggressive because, unlike track or swimming, you don't have to stay in your own lane," she said.
    For an average person, cross-country skiing is a pleasant way to spend a winter afternoon. For an Olympian, cross-country skiing is a punishing test of strength and endurance.
    But American skier Jessie Diggins - who's currently competing in...
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