The Isklar Norseman isn’t your typical triathlon: it’s an extreme triathlon. It begins with a 3.8km (2.3 mile) swim in near-freezing water, then continues to a 180km (112 mile) ride up a mountain, finishing with a marathon that includes steep climbing for the final 10+ miles.

It’s an Ironman-distance triathlon that chews people up and leaves them in the cold. That’s why the homepage of their website says:

This is not for you. Nothing personal. But it’s not. This is for people with fight.

Zwift is holding a week of races to celebrate the Norseman event, culminating in a long Saturday bike race and a long Sunday run. There’s a prize on the line, but more importantly, it’s an opportunity to push yourself hard. Here are the details…

Kit Unlock

Complete any of the Norseman races listed below to unlock either the cycling or running kit.

Prizes

Two winners will be chosen (one man and one woman) to receive free entry into the Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 2020 in Eidfjord, Norway.

To qualify, you must complete one of the Saturday bike races (128.3km/79.7 miles, held on the Uber Pretzel) and one of the Sunday runs (19.9km/12.4mi, held on the Road to Sky route).

Important: the other events listed leading up to the Saturday rides and the Sunday runs will unlock the Norseman kit in game upon completion, but they will not get you entered for the prize drawing.

Cycling Event Details

Four races per day at 11:30pm (day before), 5:30am, 11:30pm, 5:30pm PST

  • Monday, July 29th
    Route: Three Sisters (a slightly shortened version, finishing atop the Volcano KOM)
    Distance: 40.8km // 25.3mi
    Elevation: 880m // 2,887ft
  • Tuesday, July 30
    Route: Road to Sky
    Distance: 19.5km // 12.1mi
    Elevation: 1,135m // 3,726ft
    Lead-in: 7.7km // 4.8mi, 79m // 260ft
  • Wednesday, July 31
    Route: Three Sisters (a slightly shortened version, finishing atop the Volcano KOM)
    Distance: 40.8km // 25.3mi
    Elevation: 880m // 2,887ft
  • Thursday, August 1
    Route: Road to Sky
    Distance: 19.5km // 12.1mi
    Elevation: 1,135m // 3,726ft
    Lead-in: 7.7km // 4.8mi, 79m // 260ft
  • Friday, August 2
    Route: Three Sisters (a slightly shortened version, finishing atop the Volcano KOM)
    Distance: 40.8km // 25.3mi
    Elevation: 880m // 2,887ft
  • Saturday, August 3
    Route: Uber Pretzel
    Distance: 128.3km // 79.7 miles
    Elevation: 2,335m // 7,661ft

Running Event Details

Four races per day at 11:30pm (day before), 5:30am, 11:30pm, 5:30pm PST

  • Monday, July 29
    Route: Mountain Route (shortened version finishing at KOM banner)
    Distance: 13.9km // 8.7mi
    Elevation: 435m // 1,427ft
  • Tuesday, July 30
    Route: Volcano Climb (shortened version finishing at KOM arch)
    Distance: 15.6km // 9.7mi
    Elevation: 186m // 610ft
  • Wednesday, July 31
    Route: Mountain Route (shortened version finishing at KOM arch)
    Distance: 13.9km // 8.7mi
    Elevation: 435m // 1,427ft
  • Thursday, August 1
    Route: Volcano Climb (shortened version finishing at KOM arch)
    Distance: 15.6km // 9.7mi
    Elevation: 186m // 610ft
  • Friday, August 2
    Route: Mountain Route (shortened version finishing at KOM banner)
    Distance: 13.9km // 8.7mi
    Elevation: 435m // 1,427ft
  • Sunday, August 4
    Route: Road to Sky
    Distance: 19.9km // 12.4mi
    Elevation: 1,144m // 3,752ft

More Details

Learn more on the official Zwift Norseman page >