I am. Wrote a bunch about it here: https://rappstar.com/2017/06/09/bib-268/
TL;DR - I have always wanted to do the race, even since Bjorn did it in '05. Wasn't really sure I wanted to get back on the KQ train again this year, and when IMTX went sideways, that made the decision for me. Overall, this sort of race resonates with me a lot. I've been lucky to do some other "unique" races in my career, but nothing is quite like Norseman...
Cool - great! Thanks for the write-up - enjoyable.
Go for course record! :-)
IIRC Bjoern had to do an extra 20k on the bike because the swim was moved in 2005, but still had a bike-time very competitive vs other years:-)
It'll be really exiting to se how you fare. I'm guessing you will be swimming and riding close to L.C. Vold - and perhaps last years winner - a long way, unless you can ride away from him /them on the first long climb. The other good cyclists will be far back in swim, and Harry will lead by good margin, but you'll catch him before 40k on the bike.
Hope you will enjoy your stay in Norway (I'm local:-) - hopefully you habe time to arrive some time before the race and spend some time to recon and enjoy the scenery:-)
PS! Wait for me at the top, I finally got lucky in the draw!