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Bjørn Dæhlie
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Bjørn Dæhlie in January 2011
Country  Norway
Full name Bjørn Erlend Dæhlie
Born 19 June 1967 (1967-06-19) (age 54)
Elverum, Norway
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Ski club Nannestad IL
World Cup career
Seasons 1989–1999
Individual wins 46
Team wins 16
Indiv. podiums 81
Team podiums 27
Indiv. starts 127
Overall titles 6 – (1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999)
Discipline titles 2 – (2 SP)

Bjørn Erlend Dæhlie (born 19 June 1967) is a Norwegian businessman and retired cross-country skier. In the years from 1992 to 1999, Dæhlie won the Nordic World Cup six times, finishing second in 1994 and 1998. Dæhlie won a total of 29 medals in the Olympics and World Championships in the period between 1991 and 1999, making Dæhlie the most successful male cross-country skier in history.

During his career, Dæhlie measured a VO2 max of 96 ml/kg/min. Dæhlie's result was achieved out of season, and physiologist Erlend Hem who was responsible for the testing stated that he would not discount the possibility of the skier passing 100 ml/kg/min at his absolute peak.

In addition to being an athletic figurehead, Dæhlie is a cultural icon in Norway. Since retiring, Dæhlie has become a successful businessman in real estate and fashion. His real estate investments have produced a fortune of more than half a billion kroner. Dæhlie has been featured in advertising campaigns, he started a brand of signature ski apparel, and he co-hosted a television show called Gutta på tur. Dæhlie also invented the Salomon Nordic System Pilot Bindings.

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