Norway’s new Coastman event promises epic iron-distance racing

If iron-distance racing in Norway appeals, new event Coastman may be worth a look – the organisers describe it as an ‘epic’ triathlon along the coast of western Norway, near Bergen.

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The Coastman will take place on 9 August in some of the country’s most scenic landscape in Oygarden, and promised a beautiful sheltered swim along the islands, followed by a fast and exciting 180km bike ride crossing six bridges.

The bike slope has been used for the national time trial championships both in 2008 and 2012, and will be used for the 2017 world team trial championships. The race finishes with a flat, quick four-lap marathon.

Water temperatures are expected to reach around 15-18°C, and air temperatures for the bike and run will be around 14-24°C. 

Entries will cost NOK 1800 (£155) and are available now from coastmannorway.com.

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