Sychev sets new ice swimming world record: 2100 meters in 56 minutes


According to The Voice of Russia and Pravda, 45-year-old Andrei Sychev in Siberia has set a new long distance / long duration ice swimming record, completing 2.1 kilometers in 56 minutes and 7 seconds at the National Ice Swimming Championships in Tyomen, Sibiria this weekend. The water temperature was 0.5°C and the air temperature -13°C (that’s 32.9°F and 8.6°F, respectively).

Here below is a slideshow from last year. I find the accompanying music very appropriate, “I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!” :-D


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