Sun Current: Brave Enough

 
Travel with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins on her compelling journey from America’s heartland to international sports history, navigating challenges and triumphs with rugged grit and a splash of glitter

Jessie Diggins caught the attention of Minnesota skiers while competing for the Stillwater Area High School, dominating the field to win three state Nordic titles before stepping onto the national and world stages. 

The Olympic gold medalist from the 2018 PyeongChang games teamed up with local author Todd Smith for his “Brave Enough”,  Smith’s second book and a collaborative effort.

“Jessie’s life and career are at the intersection of sports, activism, travel, comedy and adventure,” Smith said in a recent email interview. “All of these things come together to form a woman with a fascinating story to tell.”

 

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