Friday, January 7, 2011
Longest ice bath: Jin Songhao set world record
Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province, China--Jin Songhao, 53, submerged his entire body in an ice bath for two hours - setting the new world record for the Longest ice bath. Photo: China's Jin Songhao sat in an ice bath for 120 minutes to claim the new record for longest ice bath. Photo: Xinhua/Liang Liang
The previous Guinness world record for the longest ice bath, previously set for 118 minutes by China's Chen Kecai, is one of the many that China "Iceman" thrillers seek to break.
Guinness World Records recognized "The longest time spent in direct, full body contact with ice" world record, which is 1 hr 48 min 21 sec and was achieved by Chen Kecai(China) on the frozen Jingbo Lake, Mudanjiang City, China, on 14 March 2010.
Current Guinness World Record holder Chen Kecai of China competed alongside Jin in Monday's contest in China's Hunan province.
Kecai reportedly lasted 118 minutes, besting his record-setting 2010 showing by 10 minutes.
But officials pulled Chen out of the box when monitoring devices showed the 53-year-old's body temperature falling, according to ITN News.