Eidfjord water: 12.2°C

The test run

In the middle of June good friends of ours in Switzerland organized the first ever Swissman Xtreme Triathlon. This was a test run with just over 50 athletes. But what a test run it was! The feedback and imagery has been truly amazing. The swiss team did an amazing job. This is an spectacular addition to or litte group of friendly extreme races.

Allan Hovda was our Isklar Norseman ambassador in the race. This is his story. 

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Swimming in cold water – Part 3

How can you prepare for cold water swimming? In our previous swimming series articles, we listed some issues that can make cold water swimming precarious. Come Eidfjord, morning of 3 August, you are likely find the water to be cold (if not, consider it a pleasant surprise!) This article tells you how to best prepare for cold water on the Isklar Norseman swim leg.

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Swimming in cold water – Part 1

The Norseman swim is legendary. Everybody has heard about the jump from the ferry into the dark, deep fjord, surrounded by hovering, snow clad mountains in the most serenely beautiful of landscapes. If only it wasn’t for the cold water. 

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Swimming in cold water – Part 2

Why can cold water swimming be dangerous? Losing consciousness while in the water is always treacherous. Although rescue teams are on alert during a triathlon, they will always take some time to reach the person in trouble.

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NOK 115 000 donation to Right To Play

Thanks to the hard work of all involved in Norseman 2012, a donation of 115 000 kroner has been forwarded to Right To Play, our charity partner, from Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon and our host municipalities Eidfjord and Tinn. The donation is designated for Right To Play’s work among children and youth in Mozambique.

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