Norseman Sustain IS for you. It’s for the communities we work with, our team, our volunteers, the people around the world who follow us and support what we do.
‘Norseman Sustain’ is our sustainability strategy.
It is about reducing our race footprint from Eidfjord to Gaustatoppen.
We care about that footprint.
We have measured it.
And we will reduce it.
More than that, we are striving to set an example for other races, other events, and athletes all over the world.
Preserving our natural environment, promoting health and wellbeing, providing access to sport, promoting equality, learning as we go. A different kind of race. No less important.
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.
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.