HOW MUCH DO YOU HAVE TO SACRIFICE TO BE THE BEST IN THE WORLD?
This is the story of one of our greatest athletes.
He who lost all the cross-country skiing competitions, but never gave up.
It’s about courage and willpower, about a grandfather and a grandson, about loneliness and uncertainty, and about daring to be whoever you are.
It’s about the boy who defied everyone and revolutionized cross-country skiing.
About all the gold medals, the scandals and the drive that changed everything.
Told by Petter Northug – the only one who know the true story.
“First, you feel the pain in the legs. The next in the chest. But I have to push on. Until throbbing pain in the temples sets off. Until the gaze narrows. Until the alarm goes off, all over the body. That’s when I’m make my move.”
The book is an inspirational autobiography, where you get an insight into how the brain of one of the world’s mentally strongest athletes works. It will be published simultaneously in Norway, Sweden and Finland this fall.
Exciting and candid biography about Northug….Entertaining and well-written about the dramatic fall and return of the cross-country king.
Strong depiction of a cross-country skier’s loss and triumph.
Dagbladet, Fredrik Wandrup
The book gives a good insight into the life of the world’s most important cross-country runner.