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Ski legend Northug fronts World Cup song

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Ski legend Northug fronts World Cup song
Petter Northug training in the YouTube video. Photo: YouTube
08:38 CET+01:00
Norwegian skier Petter Northug has teamed up with a 17-year-old pop prodigy to record a 'world cup anthem' to help push him back to former glories at this year's Nordic Skiing World Championships in Falun.
A YouTube video for the song, Rise Again, shows Northug training ceaselessly to get back into form, accompanied by soaring vocals from Jacob Øyre Gundersen, who goes by the stage name Jack Taylor. 
 
The song also features Utøya survivor Mohamed ‘Mo’ Abdi Farah, who reached the semi-final of Norway’s 2014 Melodi Grand Prix with the song Heal, but was beaten to the Eurovision contest in Copenhagen by Carl Espen’s Silent Storm. 
 
Northug vies with 1990s legend Bjørn Dæhlie for the title of the  most successful World Champion skier in history, but left last year's Winter Olympics in Sochi without a medal. 
 

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