Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 2015 race report

Norway’s Norseman Xtreme Triathlon is known as one of the hardest races out there, but the 2015 edition proved particularly tough on Saturday (1 August), with chilly conditions forcing the organisers to take the sensible decision and shorten the swim.


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Water temperatures hovered around 10.5°C in Hardangerfjord, meaning the swim was halved for the first time in the race’s 13-year history – it’s usually closer to 13-15°C.