Watch // A Monumental Rise to an Unexpected Fall: The Next Chapter of Emil Johansson’s Story

At the end of 2017, rookie Slopestyle MTB rider Emil Johansson was on top of the world. In his first full season, he was crowned FMB World Tour champion as a teenager only for his world to crumble around him with a mystery illness.

Out of nowhere, a monumental rise to an unexpected fall. Having eventually been diagnosed with Epstein Barr virus and Hashimoto’s disease, he has battled his way back to the top of the sport, lining up and taking the #1 spot in Slopestyle at Crankworx Rotorua.

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