Frenchman who stood in ice for more than 2.5 hours breaks world record

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A resident of France Romain Vandendorp set a new world record for being in a container with ice, the man lasted 2 hours 35 minutes and 33 seconds. It is reported on Saturday, December 19, the newspaper La Voix du Nord.

Immersion in crushed ice took place in a special transparent container, where the temperature reached -18 degrees Celsius. Representatives of the Guinness Book of Records monitored compliance with the discipline conditions.

According to 34-year-old Vandendorp, he has been preparing for this record for two years, “pushing the boundaries of his physiology.”

“I’m very happy. This proves that you don’t need to be a superman to do something just as crazy. If you have a dream, you need to hold on to it! ” The man said.

According to him, the first hour he was in control, and “the rest of the time had to maintain concentration to cope with the tremors.”

Vandendorp dedicated his achievement to all children with cancer. The publication notes that the same disease took away his father and 4-year-old girl Augustine, who died in October 2018 from brain stem cancer. Shortly before her death, the Wonder Augustine Association was founded, which is now raising funds for research to fight gliomas – brain tumors. For two years, including with the active support of Romain, they were able to raise € 218,000.

The previous record, according to an entry on the Guinness Book of Records website, was set on September 4, 2014 by a resident of China Jin Songchao. He stood in the box, neck-deep in ice, for 1 hour 53 minutes.

In February, Russian Alexei Molchanov set a new Guinness record for ice-holding swimming by holding his breath, swimming 180 m under the ice in 2 minutes 40 seconds.

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