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Oftedal Norseman training

Written by: Herbert Krabel
Added: Mon Feb 27 2012

Henrik Oftedal won the Norseman Extreme Triathlon in 2010 and is currently getting ready for the 2012 edition - Norwegian style. What do we mean by that? Well, have a look.

Sledding sounds like fun for sure, but if that is merely the transportation back to the bottom of the hill for another run to the top with the sled in tow, then the story is slightly different. The hill we are talking about here is the Marikollen and Henrik runs it 10 times. That would be 600 meters of distance and 140 meters of elevation gain - times ten, and not in the middle of the day either. Like most of us he has to schedule his workouts early in the morning and at night after his son's bed time.

Plus of course there is a lot of swimming, and endless time in his own "test and training center" he calls Feltspatvegen 28. Most of us would maybe refer to it as pain cave.

I must admit, all of a sudden I feel very unprepared for this summer's Norseman edition.

Either way, enjoy these images of Henrik Oftedal in action.

All images Dag Oliver and Glenn Arvesen


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