Therese Johaug is one in a line of Norwegian ski stars who miss the roller ski competitions where skiers like Heidi Weng (cold) and Maiken Caspersen Falla (overload back) are also missing.
For Johaug's part, it is stated in a press release from the Norwegian Ski Association that she “had too high a training load this summer, and she must now have a lighter training period to regain enough strength. She has not responded as expected to the training in recent days and has in consultation with coaches and the medical team decided that she can not participate in the roller ski races this week. "
- I have to listen to my body now and adjust the load so that I get back to normal, says Johaug.
Johaug also misses the national team gathering immediately after Toppidrettsveka.