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Mauricio Mendez is a 24-year-old professional triathlete from Mexico. Mauricio raced his first triathlon at age 10 with his father and they’ve been a fierce coach/athlete duo ever since.Together, they’ve won multiple XTERRAs and half Ironman titles, including Mauricio becoming the youngest XTERRA world champion at just 21 and in 2018, Mauricio won our sister race Patagonman. Mauricio has his sights set on winning the 2021 Norseman World Championship. Brimming with passion, determination and unwaverable focus to be a world-class athlete, we can see why our sponsor SUUNTO say he’s a force to be reckoned with.
Ex-marine and 2019 Norseman black tee athlete, Russ Corn, shares parallel stories of his race with the epic journey of one of Norway’s national heros Joachim Rønneberg.
Lars Christian Vold is the reigning course record holder of Norseman, which he smashed in 2017 with a crazy fast time of 9 hours 52 minutes. Now a family man and clinical psychologist, Lars guide us through the key tactics and strategies on staying motivated, consistently performing at your best and finding the joy in training.
BBC Presenter Louise Minchin gave up competitive sport at age 15, because she didn’t like the way she looked. Now thirty years later, she’s raced in World Championships and extreme triathlons, including Norseman. We talk about her incredible return journey into sports, from the BBC Breakfast sofa to GB Team Triathlete, and how she’s helping break down barriers into sports, especially for women.
Former Olympian and Sports Scientist, Professor Greg Whyte, shares his best advice for achieving your endurance challenge and creating a high performing team.
Ever felt you’re not a triathlete? Have you lost motivation to train in these strange times? Lucy Gossage, ex-pro triathlete with 16 IronMan wins, 2019 XTRI World Champion, takes us through her transformation from working and playing hard to become one of Britain’s most loved triathletes and cancer doctors.
Tim DeBoom is an ex-professional triathlete from America whose career spanned almost 20 years. In 2001 and 2002 he won the Ironman World Championships and in 2011 went on to win Norseman, becoming the first non-European to do so! He’s since been a stay at home dad, personally training people and adventuring in the Colorado mountains!Today Tim shares with us his triathlon journey and experiences, and best Norseman training and racing recommendations.
Pro extreme triathlete Flora Colledge may have come to triathlon later in her life, but that hasn’t stopped her from making waves and tearing up the trails. In just a few years, Flora has won three extreme triathlon races and came second in the 2019 Xtri World Championships at Norseman. In this episode, Flora shares her story and greatest training strategies for having your best race.
In 2008 Allan watched a video of Norseman and thought these athletes were insane. He’s now joined their ranks and achieved what he believed then to be the impossible.Allan has gone from 44th place in his first ever Norseman race nearly 10 years ago, to winning the race three times and coming second in the first ever XTRI World Championships held by Norseman in 2019.In this episode, Allan shares his triathlon journey, best training advice and how he fits training in with work and family.
From 21 people on the start line in 2001 to over 3,500 people entering the ballot in 2019. It’s undeniable that the Zalaris Norseman Xtreme Triathlon has blazed the trial for extreme triathlons and now stands as the pinnacle of achievements in the triathlon world. Even at the Kona Ironman World Championships, those who have raced Norseman are revered. Like all successful epic races, they have humble beginnings and Norseman is no exception. We sit down with founder Hårek Stranheim to uncover exactly how Norseman began and how this one small event, triggered the revival of triathlon in Norway.
This is the radio station for you, if you'd like to listen to interesting and intriguing stories and informative triathlon advice from the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon. This radio station is not just for those who'd like to jump off the back of a car ferry into the freezing cold fjord waters of Norway, cycle across the endless barren plateau of Hardangervidda or run up Zombie Hill!
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