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Brave Enough (Hardcover): Jessie Diggins, Todd Smith

Brave Enough (Hardcover)

Jessie Diggins, Todd Smith

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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 Pyeongchang, February 21, 2018. In the nerve-racking final seconds of the women's team sprint freestyle race, Jessie Diggins dug deep. Blowing past two of the best sprinters in the world, she stretched her ski boot across the finish line and lunged straight into Olympic immortality: the first ever cross-country skiing gold medal for the United States at the Winter Games. The 26-year-old Diggins, a four-time World Championship medalist, was literally a world away from the small town of Afton, Minnesota, where she first strapped on skis. Yet, for all her history-making achievements, she had never strayed far from the scrappy 12-year-old who had insisted on portaging her own canoe through the wilderness, yelling happily under the unwieldy weight on her shoulders: "Look! I'm doing it!" In Brave Enough, Jessie Diggins reveals the true story of her journey 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 the Olympics. Going far beyond stories of races and ribbons, she describes the challenges and frustrations of becoming a serious athlete; learning how to push through and beyond physical and psychological limits; and the intense pressure of competing at the highest levels. 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. Between thrilling accounts of moments of triumph, Diggins shows the determination it takes to get there-the struggles and disappointments, the fun and the hard work, and the importance of listening to that small, fierce voice: I can do it. I am brave enough.

General

Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2020
First published: 2020
Authors: Jessie Diggins • Todd Smith
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 38mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 296
ISBN-13: 978-1-5179-0819-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Sport
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Winter sports
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations > Olympic games
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Winter sports > Skiing
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > Biography > Sport
LSN: 1-5179-0819-1
Barcode: 9781517908195

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