Brave Enough: The Story of Olympic Gold Medalist Jessie Diggins
It started long before she crossed the finish line to win the first-ever Olympic gold medal in cross country for her and Kikkan Randall in the team relay at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The drive. The determination. The suffering. The joy and the pain.
Jessie Diggins always dreamed of winning an Olympic medal, but the road to achieving her dream was not always smooth. Like many young athletes, she faced challenges, including an eating disorder that almost derailed her career, but has had a lasting effect on her life. And in her new book Brave Enough, she openly shares her harrowing struggle with bulimia, recounting both the adversity and how she healed from it in order to bring hope and understanding to others experiencing eating disorders.
Jessie reveals the true story of her journey in Brave Enough, from the American Midwest into sports history. With candid charm and characteristic grit, she connects the dots from her free-spirited upbringing in the woods of Minnesota to racing in the bright spotlights of racing on the World Cup Tour, World Championships, the Olympics, and beyond.