Video: Emil Johansson's 'Every Mystery I've Lived' Dives Deep into his Road Back to Biking

Jun 13, 2019
by rasoulution  

From the top of the Slopestyle World, it’s a long way down to the bottom. Within the space of weeks, Swedish Slopestyle prodigy Emil Johansson went from Slopestyle World Champion to being faced with the reality that he might never ride a bike again. His new documentary “Every Mystery I’ve Lived” follows Emil closely as he deals with the aftermath of his diagnosis, his struggles, his rehab and his way back to the Slopestyle world.

Emil Johansson burst onto the global scene during the 2017 FMB World Tour season and the Crankworx events – at just 18 years old, he podiumed at 4 FMB Diamond events and was crowned Slopestyle World Champion by winning the Overall Title, beating veterans like Brandon Semenuk and Brett Rheeder.

In just one season, Johansson went from being the new guy at contests to the next big thing. “I bet he’ll be the next unstoppable dude on the circuit,” said Brandon Semenuk after competing against him at Red Bull Joyride in 2017. Riders around the world saw the promise that the young Swede would be the one to upset the delicate balance at the top of the Slopestyle world.

Then, it all came tumbling down.

Every Mystery I’ve Lived, which is now on Red Bull TV, follows Emil on his road to recovery – battling back problems and being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease that could have taken him off the bike forever. At the end of the 2018 season, Emil Johansson made his return to Slopestyle at Red Bull Joyride, almost a year after not riding his bike, and finished fourth. Now, he’s back on the Crankworx World Tour circuit and looking to climb his way back to the rightful place – the Crankworx podium.

Watch Emil Johansson compete at the Slopestyle World Championship at Crankworx Innsbruck LIVE and on-demand on Red Bull TV!


  • 20 0
 This was emotional. So nice to see him get back slowly. Health first young man!
  • 9 0
 This guy is so freaking talented, what a gift to have him back.
  • 3 0
 I am so happy for you that you could find the cause of your pain and that you are doing all you can to live a pain-free life. I really hope you get to the top and stay there for a long time!
I have lived with chronic low back pain since I was about 17-18 and now I am 31 and still have back pain 24/7 and have not been able to find the solution to it. You have no idea how happy I am for you, I would give everything I have for a pain-free life. I still ride my bike thou so cant complain too much!!
  • 4 0
 emil and paul bas, heroes
  • 4 0
 Emil you're a legend! 2019 season is going to be amazing!
  • 3 1
 great video. also what became of sorderstrom? did he never recover from the leg injury?
  • 7 0
 Nah he's alright. He's just moved on from slopestyle, he still does different crankworx stuff and media
  • 2 0
 There was a good video on that as well. It's a multi part series.
  • 3 0
 Damn. That was inspirational. Stoked to see Emil back this year!
  • 4 0
 Damn onions.
  • 3 0
 Keep on keepin on!!
  • 2 0
 So many feels...Damn onions.
  • 2 0
 Incredible. Just incredible. I was glued to this. Good luck.
  • 2 0
 I'm not crying, you're crying.
  • 2 0
 so stoked to have Emil back!
  • 1 0
 Yeah Bro
  • 1 0
 More fantastic mtb media
  • 1 2
 Wow that got downvoted.
  • 1 2
 That was for dh-angel
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