Paal Hårek Stranheim

Hårek invented Norseman.

He was the race director from 2003 to 2005. He has done the crew race and earned the black t-shirt in 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2012, and white in 2006 and 2013. Norseman PB at 14,29. He has done Norseman during winter and he has done a triple irondistance in 47 hours.

Hårek used to be the slowest long distance triathlete in Norway. Instead of training harder, he decided to try to recruit other slow moving sportsmen. First he found the most beautiful and hilly part of Norway, and then he invited them to do the thoughest triathlon on earth. This is the history of Norseman.