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Northug in the emotional post: - For me, it has meant everything

It has been nearly a week since Petter Northug (32) announced that he adds up. Northug leaves the sport as a legend.

It is limited how long I could manage to hold on without progress and progress. I have not had, said Northug.

Trønderen dried some tears when he talked about the brothers Tomas and Even, that has meant a lot for his career.

Late Monday night posted an emotional post on Facebook, where he would like to thank all who have followed him and rooted for him through a long and eventful career.

- A part of you that has written to me the last few days, has thanked me for moments. But what you don't understand, is that it is vice versa. It is I who should thank you. For the moments you have given me, type Northug.


He also thank the critics.

- All of which have gone out and criticized me, and lined up in the debates and thundered in the media. I feel nothing other than gratitude, writing Northug.

32-year-old reminisces back to the first time he ikledde the Norwegian landslagsdrakta for eleven years ago. He recalls how proud he was - and not in the least nervous - the first time he was going to go a ankeretappe on the Norwegian relay teams.

Northug put a period after the 13 world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medals, five of them in the relay. And all five, it was he who ensured that ankermann.

I may have not always been so good at showing it, but every time I have taken on me the red jersey, I have been as proud as I was for the first time. And I stopped, never to tremble in vekslingsområdet, before I was sent out on sisteetappen, type Northug.

- cross-country Skiing is not important, but for me, it has meant everything.

Revolutionized the sport

It was Wednesday last week that Northug announced that he sets karrierepunktum. The last two years have not body played on the team.

Northug received a huge tribute for what he has delivered in langrennssporet. In many ways revolutionized his sport with his way to go skirenn on. The tactic was often to be anonymous and save power, until he struck when the field approached the finish.

- There is a langrennsperiode before and after Petter Northug. He has helped to make skiing cool again, " said Hans Christer Holund to the Newspaper in the previous week.

Already as a 13-year-old gave Petter Northug the established langrennsløperen Frode Estil hakeslepp.

So explain Northug it yourself:

I knew what I had to do to be the best. I did about the training and had very focus on the endings and how to win skirenn.

13-year-old Northug gave Estil hakeslepp: - one of the baddest I've seen
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