The research will consist of several different projects. If you are a participant in Norseman 2019, you can join them all. There are limited slots available, and we will prioritize volunteers taking part in all projects.
The different projects include blood samples for biomarker analysis, core temperature measurements, lung function testing, test of cardiac- and vascular function with ultrasound, test of omega-3 supplements studies and heart rate variability. Most of the testing is done at three stages, a baseline set of tests the day before Norseman, testing just after the finish line, and a third set of tests the day after the race. We will not perform any testing during the race and the research will not affect your race. We will also give you survey questions and collect baseline data like bodyweight, age, your level of fitness, your training up to Norseman and more.
The research is approved by the Norwegian Regional Committees for Medical and Health Research Ethics (REK Sør-Øst)
If you are interested in joining these studies, contact us at the e-mail below. You will then receive additional information about the studies soon. You can decide if you want to join one or several of the projects. And do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
Best of luck with your preparations for the race!
On behalf of the Norseman Research Team
Jørgen Melau, Safety Director, Norseman Xtreme Triathlon