Russian Freediver Swims Record 100 Meters Under Baikal’s Half-Meter-Thick Ice


A Russian freediver and the freezing but beautiful waters of Lake Baikal– what brought them together? It appears that an astonishing new sports record has.

On February 25, freediver Dmitry Sokolov swam 100 meters under a 50 cm-thick sheet of ice covering the world’s largest freshwater lake: Baikal, in Russia’s Siberia. He managed to hold his breath for a record 1 minute and 37 seconds, the head of the project “The Irkutsk Region Record Book” Galina Azheeva told RIA Novosti.

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