Welcome to the RESEARCH CORNER

Norseman has become a Mecca for field research. This is why, every year close to a dozen researchers pack their bags, cases and trailers full of syringes, probes, scanners and big machines that goes “ping”.  They then relocate to Eidfjord and Gaustablikk. Here the the Norseman participants have proven to be both willing and engaged test subjects.

The 2019 Norseman Research Team. Supervised by Professor Jonny Hisdal (far left, middle row)

The RESEARCH CORNER here on our homepage aims to be a source of information about the ongoing projects. It will also be place for our researchers to share stuff that they find relevant and interesting for the endurance athlete.

This has all evolved from our Swim Safety Series

Cold Water Swimming. Is it Dangerous?

During the course of my Ph.D. journey, I have done several studies. Three of them I included in my Ph.D. thesis. I have learned several lessons. In the following, I will focus on some of the Norseman-related learning points of my thesis.

Dr Melau I presume.

In August 2015, our Safety Director Jørgen Melau was standing by the shoreline in Eidfjord. The water temperature was 10 degrees Celcius, and the Norseman safety director was pondering whether it was safe to expose 250 athletes to the 3.8 km swim in such cold conditions.

Do you really get cold when swimming?

The Norseman Research Team recently published a new study. The study was based on core temperatures measured during the Norseman swim in 2017, 2018, and 2019. We measured the core temperature up to one hour after the swim to see if we could identify an after-drop among the 51 athletes that were tested.

Krill oil and race distance

Based on data collection from the summer of 2019, our research team completed another research project last summer. Based on this, a new study taking a closer look at krill oil and race distance was published in Frontiers in Nutrition. The study was a collaboration between the Norseman research team and our partner researchers at Aker Biomarine.

Norseman: Endurance Science Seminar

Monday November 2nd, we´re bringing together scientists from all over the world to help you become a better and safer athlete.

The seminar is presented by Zalaris & Aker BioMarine.

Post Race Lung Function

Our Norseman Research Team has just published a new paper in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. This is the first published paper, where the researchers have done investigations ongoing during the race.

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