French ‘Ice Man’ sets world record by sitting in freezing glass box
SMA NEWS – PARIS
Frenchman Romain Vandendorpe on Saturday set a world record for sitting immersed in ice cubes for the longest time, enduring the extreme challenge to raise money for childhood cancers.
The 34-year-old health worker remained buried up to his neck in ice in a plexiglass cabin for two hours, 35 minutes and 43 seconds, breaking the previous record by 40 minutes in the northern French town of Wattrelos.
He said he trained to “overcome human limits” by neuro-cognitive techniques based on “imagination and concentration” to put himself in “a state of daydreaming.”
The feat was performed before some 50 people and Vandendorpe’s mantra for success was simple.
“If we train, if we give our all, we can advance (and) obtain results that can improve things.”