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 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
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.
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.
The question is, how much exercise shall or can we do to improve health, and if excessive amounts are beneficial or not? With a growing interest in extreme sports, like long distance triathlon and ultra-marathon, it is an interesting question to ask.
How does the human body respond to such challenges?
It was coincident from the start. I never ever would have imagined that Norseman would give me the opportunity to start a new career. But it all changed five years ago. This is my personal story about why I started my PhD. And why a gathering of researchers now meet in Eidfjord every year.
The jump from the ferry in the Hardangerfjord is one of the most iconic happenings in Extreme Triathlons around the world. Have you ever wondered why we spray all Norseman athletes with ice-cold seawater before they jump? One of the reasons is to make cool pictures. However, as you might guess, this is by no means the most crucial purpose of the spray.