The XTRI World Championship - Norseman

The XTRI World Championship

It was at the turn of the millennium, Hårek Stranheim wanted to organize a unique competition.

Published: 15.Oct.2018

This was his vision:

“I want to create a completely different race, make it a journey through the most beautiful nature of Norway, let the experience be more important than the finish time, and let the participants share their experience with family and friends, who will form their support. Let the race end on top of a mountain, to make it the hardest long distance triathlon race on earth. Since Norway has almost no active triathletes, we need to create a race that first attracts German triathletes, who can let the Norwegians discover that they are missing out on a great opportunity to have fun.”

The rest is as they say, history. Norseman is the original extreme triathlon, and for many years was the only extreme triathlon. Now coming up on our 20th event in August 2023, “xtreme triathlon” has become a term used by many events around the world. The founding of XTRI World Tour is our way of securing that our legacy and our values live on with like minded events all over the globe.

It makes us in the Norseman team immensely proud to announce that every year, the Xtri World Championships is held the first Saturday of August. The world championship will be in conjunction with Norseman and follow the original course from Eidfjord to Mt. Gausta.

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