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Win a Norseman Xtreme 2019 entry – on Zwift

Ever wanted to race the legendary Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon? Race the 'Four Horsemen' circuit on Zwift on Saturday 4th August, and you could win a place at the 2019 edition.

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TWO places for the 2019 Norseman Xtreme Triathlon to be won on Zwift

It’s one of the most in-demand races around, as well as one of the toughest. Now, the Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon have partnered with Zwift to make two coveted slots (one male, one female), for the 2019 edition by taking part in a race on the ‘Four Horsemen Circuit’. Anyone completing the ride under four hours will be entered into a random draw, plus anyone who finishes will also unlock the Norseman kit.

The four races (across different time zones) will all take place on Saturday 4th August 2018 – the same day as this years Norseman Xtreme race.

Interested? Here are all the details and links to the FAQ’s.


The Norseman Xtreme Triathlon ranks up there as one of the toughest Iron-distance events on the planet. Fourteen years ago, the first Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon carved its own category in international triathlon. Norseman continues to attract triathletes from around the world in the ultimate test of endurance, grit, and friendly competition through some of Norway’s most amazing landscapes.

Here’s your Viking day: swim 2.4 miles in 55 degree water (basically an ice bath), bike 112 mi // 180 km along Norway’s mountains, and run a hellacious marathon with a summit finish. Competitors gain over 15,000 ft // 5,000 m of elevation in the bike + run, and have to manage on their own. That’s because Norseman is an unsupported race. Bring your own stuff and get your family and crew to carry it. Another rule? A buddy must pace with you for the final three miles of the run, as the race organizers are gravely concerned that you won’t make it up the peak.

As such brutal organized races go, entry slots are in high demand and based on a competitive lottery system. We’re lucky to have TWO slots up for grabs (1 male / 1 female) for the 2019 race. You’ll need to make your payment in watts, with a Norseman inspired race in Zwift.

Get ready for the Four Horsemen: Total of 55.5 miles // 89.3 km and 6,929 ft // 2,112 m of elevation gain. We’ll climb every major mountain in Watopia. All finishers will unlock the wicked Norseman kit. We’ll do a random drawing of all finishers under 4:00 across all four races in this challenge, where the winner will be at the starting line in Norway 2019.

IS THIS A RACE?

Yes. Be prepared for fast starts and hard racing against the clock. Pace it out, so you’ve got enough gas in the tank for the final alpine climb and make it across the finish line.

PRIZES

Zwifters who finish the course will unlock the Norseman kit, and own the bragging rights forever. Wear it in style and let everyone in Watopia know you survived the route!

All riders who finish under 4 hours will be entered in a random drawing for entry slots to the 2019 Norseman Xtreme Triathlon.

Official Rules – Coming Soon

ROUTE

The Four Horsemen: Total of 55.5 miles // 89.3 km and 6,929 ft // 2,112m of elevation gain.

Need more information, check out The Norseman event FAQs.

John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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