Stig Severinsen – 250 Feet Below 3 Feet of Ice In Speedos – Sets A New Guinness World Record


On a single breath of air, Stig Severinsen sets a new official Guinness World Record by swimming 250 feet (76.2m) below the ice in a frozen lake in East Greenland where nobody has ever been diving before!

Crowned “The Ultimate Superhuman” by Discovery Channel, winning the show “Superhuman Showdown” in 2012, Stig Severinsen has now faced a new challenge – to dive longer under ice than any man has done before – on a single breath of air wearing only speedos!

The preparation, training and record dive was closely followed by film producers and scientists and will air on Discovery Channel late October 2013 in the series: “The Man Who Doesn’t Breathe”.

Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief, Guinness World Records comments: Stig has more than proved himself worthy of a Guinness World Records certificate. Some of our record achievements are easy to attempt but not necessarily easy to beat, and some attempts – like these – are difficult to attempt AND difficult to beat. For Stig, it has always been about pushing the limits of what a human body can do, and his record-breaking success is testament to his technique, attitude and physicality.

Dan Korn, Senior Vice President and Head of Programming, Discovery Networks Western Europe comments: At Discovery, we’re fascinated by people who are willing to dedicate themselves to achieving the truly remarkable. Stig is one such individual and it was a great privilege for us to be able to film him as he attempted these three world records. It also provided an opportunity to explore some ground breaking physiological and sports science, which – through Stig’s endeavours – led us to the very limits of the human body’s capabilities.

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