Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon is known as one of the world’s toughest triathlons. The competition is internationally known for the 226 km long spectacular journey through some of the best Norwegian nature has to offer, from Hardangerfjorden to Gaustadtoppen. Kongsberg Gruppen (Kongsberg) enters as a proud sponsor.
Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon is sports in extreme conditions, where the performers and organizers must extend to the absolute utmost to combine impressive sports performance with safety for the athletes.
– This is something we recognize, and can identify with. Our core business is to develop technological solutions that provide security and promote achievement for people who operate in extreme environments, whether in the maritime sector, oil & gas or defense and space activities, said Ronny Lie, Director of Communications at Kongsberg Gruppen.
– Besides contributing financially to the event, we will also leverage the competition to test technological solutions in the area of navigation and real-time tracking. A Kongsberg team of four people ill participate in the contest, and we hope that our involvement will contribute positively to the further development of the competition, says Lie.
– "The agreement with Kongsberg is a very important for us. This being our first truly international main sponsor. Just as Kongsberg has world scope, we are one of Norways most international events. We had applicants from 53 countries and will have 30 nations to start. Over the next couple of years this agreement will allow us to reach an even wider audience both nationally and internationally. "said general manager of Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon, Dag Oliver.
KONGSBERG (OSE Ticker: KOG) is an international, knowledge-based group that supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, defense and aerospace industries. Kongsberg has approximately 7,500 employees in more than 25 countries and had 2013 revenue of 16.323 billion NOK.