Weʼre raising £7,500 to Aktiv mot Kreft ("Active Against Cancer") by racing Norseman 2021
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Norseman Triathlon....jump off a ferry into Eidfjorden at 5am....swim 3.8km to reach the shore....bike 180km from Eidfjord across Hardangervidda to Austbygde....run 42.2km with a finish at the top of Mt. Gaustadtoppen at 1,850m...a 226km point to point epic race with 5,235m (17,175 ft) elevation gain and a journey of a lifetime.
On August 7, 2021, during the early hours of the day before sunrise, I will be looking into the dark waters of Eidfjorden where water temperatures in August typically range between 13 to 15 degrees. It will be a moment of true reflection which I am grateful to have the opportunity to experience. But that moment is neither the start nor the end of this amazing journey. I am grateful and proud of having been selected to race for Team Zalaris for Norseman 2020 (now postponed to 2021). This is a unique opportunity to challenge myself and a fantastic opportunity to provide support and awareness for all the hugely important work that is being done around cancer research and the many benefits that come from leading active lifestyles in prevention, treatment and recovery. As we continue to prepare for race day, together with our team- and Norseman sponsor Zalaris, we are deeply committed to raise awareness and funds for a great charitable organisation within this field: Aktiv mot kreft.
Aktiv mot kreft mission is for physical activity to be an integral part of cancer treatment. Research has provided evidence of the many benefits that physical activity can have on cancer patients - both during and after treatment. It can reduce unwanted side effects, improve endurance, strength and energy. But most importantly - it provides a sense of empowerment and improves quality of life. Recent research has also indicated that physical activity can reduce cancer progression and improve a patient’s response to anticancer therapy. Through their important work, Aktiv mot kreft, amongst various initiatives, establishes fitness centres at hospitals and supports research into the effects that physical activity has on cancer in both Norway and the US.
I would like to ask for your help and hope that you will join me in raising awareness and funds for this great organisation - their work is truly inspirational and hugely important. And while I will dedicate my Norseman preparation and race to Aktiv mot kreft , I will also match any funds that you provide.
Thank you so much for joining me on this journey - it truly means alot to me.
All my best,
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Aug 27, 2020
Morten - an awesome challenge for an awesome cause.
Hans Christian Tungesvik
Aug 27, 2020
Kjør på Morten!💥 Gleder meg til å se deg på start i 2021 🤜🤛
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Aug 20, 2020
Aug 20, 2020
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Aug 17, 2020
Best of Luck!!
Aug 11, 2020
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Jun 12, 2020
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