Last year's women skate ski Birkie winner

Jessica Yeaton, an Australian studying in New Mexico, crosses the finish line to win her first Birkebeiner ski race in 2020. She will be skiing this year's race virtually from New Mexico.

Feb. 22, 2020 was a landmark day for Olympic skier Jessica Yeaton.

Yeaton, an Australian studying in Albuquerque, N.M., won her first American Birkebeiner ski race — also her first Birkie race, period.

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