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Olympic Gold Medal Nordic Skier Featured In ESPN Magazine Body Issue
Each year ESPN Magazine publishes its Body issue that features athletes posing nude as athletic and taseful human bodies and this year one of the models will be Jessie Diggins, the Olympic gold medal cross country skier at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
There will be 14 other athletes in the edition due out on June 25. Jessie and teammate Kikkan Randal won their Sprint Freestyle team race in Pyeongchang last February and they’ve been celebrated on TV and across the country ever since. After winning the gold medal, Jessie Diggins has definitely become one of the most mainstream American Nordic ski personalities of all time.
The ESPN Body Issue will also feature WNBA player Sue Bird and US Women’s Soccer Team Megan Rapinoe, Dallas Keuchel of the World Series champion Houston Astros, who also won the Cy Young Award last year, famous Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman, LA Dodger right fielder Yasiel Puig, Breanna Stewart of the WNBA and University of Connecticut women’s basketball team, hall of fame football player Jerry Rice, Karl-Anthony Towns of the NBA, and Olympic ice skater Adam Rippon.
Since her last race in Craftsbury, Vermont, Jessie has appeared at 25 events for sponsors, schools, and other appearances and visited Washington, lobbying about climate change as a Protect Our Winters ambassador. She was celebrated in her hometown of Afton, Minnesota, at Jessie Diggins Day with a couple thousand neighbors, threw the first pitch at a Minnesota Twins baseball game, and has an ice cream flavor named after her in a local shop. And Jessie has been training for next year’s international Nordic ski racing circuit.