Training for Norseman

Tim DeBoom is about 10 days away from his departure to Norway where he is competing in 2011 Norseman race. Eric Wynn captured video of DeBoom preparing for this epic event and this clip is a a bit of a teaser of things to come.

The 2011 Norseman Extreme Triathlon starts on August 6th, 2011 at 5am when athletes launch of a ferry to swim the opening 3.8km in the cold waters of the Hardangerfjord to the shore in Eidfjord.

From Eidfjord a difficult 180km bike ride takes athletes over a few mountain passes to Austbygde and the temperatures during the bike segment could be quite chilly too.

The most difficult part though takes place at the end. Athletes have to deal with 42.2km of running and hiking from Austbygde, via Rjukan to the top of Gaustatoppen at an elevation of 1,850 meters.

Asked about the possible cold conditions in Norway, DeBoom stated in a recent interview that the temperatures shouldn't be an issue.

"I have never had a problem with any type of weather. I've done well in both heat and cold. I am not a fan of cold water, however, so that's the one part I'm really having a hard time embracing. Do they allow double wetsuits? It's also quite a shift from my normal routine of training for the heat of Kona. I find myself really getting out after it on the cold rainy days here in the mountains of Colorado," said DeBoom.

More videos to follow.

Below is a video of last year's Norseman event.