Rockman Ragnarok Completed 6th of August 2016
We wish to thank all the participants in this year's edition of Rockman Swimrun - Rockman Ragnarok. We have once again witnessed amazing performance on a very dramatic and difficult course by all teams travelling to the beautiful nature of Lysefjorden from 18 differnent nations.
We also wish to thank our volunteers who made every checkpoint a unique experience with various unexpected themes.
Our partners Head, Icebug, Tesla, Rødne Fjordcruise, Icebreaker, Norsk Folkehjelp, Redbull, Squeezy and Tine have also contributed to make this event possible.
We truly hope to see all of you again next year as the legend continues his journey.
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This is Rockman Swimrun - Along the path of a Legend
This is the challenge against what locals say is impossible, the battle against one of the most dramatic natures the world has to offer. This is the adventure that will force you to cross crystal clear ice cold fjords, climb longer stairs than you ever thought existed and master rocky mountain plateaus. Your weapons of choice are your team mate, wetsuit, running shoes and your body and mind.
The Rockman racers will follow the path of the Rockman legend that, according to the local myth, brought the Kjerag bolt from the foot of Preikestolen to the Kjerag crack. The course changes as the parts of the myth reveals.
Find a team mate and get ready to sign up 30th of October 2015 at 6PM GMT+1.
06 AUGUST 2016, LYSEFJORDEN NORWAY
FANTAHÅLÅ - PREIKESTOLEN - FLØRLI 4444
- 10 swims, 6 km in total
- 10 runs, 35 km in total
- 2500 m elevation gain
- Fantahålå @ 0 m
- Pulpit Rock @ 604 m
- Flørli: 4444 Stairs @ 750 m
- Dragons Neck @ 1000 m
During Rockman Ragnarok the exciting story of Rockman will continue along the shores of Lysefjorden where great challenges awaits him.
Rockman Ragnarok starts with a narrow fjord swim from Fantahålå to the shore where the climb to Revsvatnet where Rockman loved to swim. From Preikestolen mountain lodge continues the journey to the first rock of the test, Preikestolen, where the athletes will turn around and run a rocky climb back down into the fjord. At these shores, the soon to be born Rockmen will perform a swim leg along the fjord before running along a nice path and cutting down to the fjord again.
The longest swim leg continues for 1.7 km across the fjord. The ascent from the cold fjord waters doesn’t give hope for rest when the Rockmen needs to continue the journey with 4444 steps to the sky (750 m in 1 km). It doesn't stop here, because the high mountain platau needs to be reached. Rockman went here to get a view reaching all the way home before running the Dragons Neck finished off at the coldest swim of the day.