The Untold Relationship between Water and Air Interacting with Your Skin

The Untold Relationship between Water and Air Interacting with Your Skin

William Murphy, the latest Iron Iceman in history, is training for the Celtman and Norseman triathlons.

What is the Celtman? The Celtman Extreme Scottish Triathlon is a 3.4 km swim, 200 km bike, and 42 km run held in June in the Scottish Highlands. The swim is held in the cold Loch Shieldaig where jellyfish are expected.

What is the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon? The Norseman includes a 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike, and 42 km run in Norway. The swim leg starts from a ferry and is held in a fjord. The Eidfjord is surrounded by snow-clad mountains where the water in early August is usually in the 13-15°C range. Jonny Hisdal, PhD, professor of physiology, and a 13-time Norseman finisher, and Jørgen Melau, PhD candidate in Cold Water Swimming and Norseman’s Safety Director write about cold water swimming here.

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