Stig Severinsen – “The Man Who Doesn’t Breathe”


“Demonstrating extreme skill, incredible bravery and intense dedication, four-time, Danish World Champion freediver, Stig Åvall Severinsen, achieved a new Guinness World Record when he accomplished ‘the longest dive under ice’, on a single breath of air. Authenticating his lifelong passion for water and breath-holding, Stig pushed himself far beyond the limits of any normal human being, swimming whilst wearing a wetsuit, in the freezing waters of Greenland. He submersed himself underneath one metre thick ice, as he covered a distance of 500ft (152.4mtrs) – the equivalent of one and a half football pitches. Stig’s ambitious world-record achievements are documented in Discovery Channel’s fascinating two-part series, The Man Who Doesn’t Breathe, which premieres in Denmark and the UK later this year.”

The Man Who Doesn’t Breathe (HD) from aceandace on Vimeo.

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