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Confirmed: Petter Northug finishes his career

One of the Norwegian skiing's biggest thank you. After an unsuccessful start of the ski season, an emotional Petter Northug at a press conference in Trondheim that he puts the skis on the shelf.

– I is too far behind and have missed too much during the preseason in order to be able to deliver at the level required. The three weeks that I was sick during the end of summer was the deciding factor, and the body can not withstand the same harsh load as before, so this seemed like the best solution, " says Northug.

the Star, flagged in november, after two unsuccessful races in the Norwegian premiärhelgen in Beitostölen, that the end could be near.

" If I do not go faster before the middle of december, then the end of the year. When is the qualification period over, and then we will see if there will be any championship, explained Northug then.

Petter Northug became emotional when he acknowledged that his skiing career is over. Photo: Marius Simensen/Bildbyrån

flerfaldige OLYMPIC and world CHAMPIONSHIPS gold medallist decided, there will be no continuation. Overall, it was a full 13 world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medals and two OLYMPIC gold for Northug, who will be counted as one of Norway's most successful skiers of all time.

The Norwegian skidstjärnan took the opportunity to thank all those who supported him through his career, and when the ride came to his family could Northug, did not hold back the tears.

" My family has always supported me, and my two brothers who have also been active racers has meant a lot for me, and helped me in my continuation bet, especially after 2011, when my motivation was on the way down. It has been an adventure, I had a dream when I was little to become a good skier, it will be sad when it's been my life for so long years, " said Northug, who proudly looked back on his career.

" I have gone my own way and not been the typical skier, but my philosophy has always been to win and be the best when it comes to. It is a privilege to have had the opportunity to experience what I have done.

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the championship was the star during the 2015 world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Falun, where he sprinted home no less than four gold.

" I am proud to have been able to deliver in the championships over time. I grew up with that femmilen is the biggest you can win, and that's what I worked hardest for. The four nlg I took in Falun is the largest I've done.

At the press conference was skidstjärnan asked if he is disappointed that his body did not respond in the same way anymore.

– It is probably difficult to be disappointed in it, given the career I've had, said Northug with a laugh.

Norwegian TV2 recently confirmed that they signed an agreement with Northug about to start working for the channel after ending his career.

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