Norseman is the world's most northern triathlon, at the same latitude as Anchorage, Alaska, and goes from Eidfjord on the west coast to the top of mount Gaustatoppen 1.883mtr. in Rjukan, Telemark.
The point-to-point race takes competitors through some of the most beautiful parts of Norway, starting in a fjord and finishing at the top of Gaustatoppen Mountain for a total ascent of 5,000 meters. Noreseman is owned and organized by the 20 members of the Hardangervidda Triathlon Klubb. Competitors are required to complete the race with a support crew and the prize to the winner is the same as to the last to finisher at the top of the mountain: a coveted black T-shirt. The race starts in Eidfjord and finishes at the top of mount Gaustatoppen and takes place August 4th – 5th. For more information, visit the website at www.nxtri.com.