“I still have a few races ahead of me, but it’s time to focus on living outside of professional sports,” Johaug said.
Johaug signaled the end already during the games in China, where she finally received the coveted gold medal in the individual race. In Beijing, she mastered skiathlon, the 10 km classic race and the thirty free technique.
It is in the 30 km race that he will say goodbye to Norwegian fans at the Holmenkollen World Cup on Saturday. “For many reasons, I feel that when I stand at the start, the circle will close,” Johaug said.
During her career, she has won fourteen world championship titles and three times over the overall World Cup standings. She also has Olympic gold from the 2010 relay, and in Sochi 2014 she added bronze at the 30th and silver in the 10 km race. She was deprived of her start at the Games in 2018 by a doping penalty.