"We have this system dialed in," said Diggins, who thrives in the type of frigid air that has gripped the Pyeongchang area in recent weeks. "That gives me a lot of comfort.
"I learned so much in Sochi, and I'm taking all that with me going forward. This is a team that has a lot of courage and a lot of bravery and a lot of guts. And we're going after it again."
Randall called the 2014 Olympics "a character-building couple of weeks." She took a year off from racing after having a baby and was inspired to return because of the potential she saw in her young teammates.
The first American woman to win a World Cup cross-country medal, Randall is energized by the athletes who are following in her tracks. It's been a long wait for their next shot at an Olympic medal, but she believes the U.S. women have never been so ready.
"We used to be lucky just to field a team," Randall said. "Now, we have so many women who can be a podium threat on any given day.
"We still have a ways to go to have that foundation that the powerhouse Nordic nations have. But we're getting there. We know it's possible when we put the right day together."
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