WORLD CHAMPIONS…Wow, I can’t believe I’m actually writing this right now. It hasn’t sunk in yet. Surely I am about to wake up, this is just a dream. Did that really just happen?!
It’s barely been 24 hours since I crossed the finish line in the team sprint and together with my teammate Jessie Diggins, we became the first Americans to win world championship gold in cross-country skiing. I still feel like I’m floating a few inches off the ground. The endorphins and positive energy have not worn off yet. This goal has been over a decade in the making and it’s been beyond amazing to actually experience the sequence of events I’ve visualized hundreds of times in my head.