Chilly Record in China
The ice man cometh.
China’s Chen Kecai astounded tourists in the city of Xiamen by enduring more than 108 minutes in an ice-filled container.
Dubbed the ‚magic ice man‘, Chen says he has been indulging in ice baths for the last 20 years.
[Chen Kecai, “Magic Ice Man”]:
„Back at home I would sit in a hole dug in the snow for a while or go walking back and forth in the snow. After doing that, with no clothes on, I would also go walking around in the cold air.“
Chen comes from the northern province of Harbin, and is used to a wintry climate.
But for those in southern Fujian province, the spectacle left them with a chill.
„We’re wearing so many clothes and still think it’s really cold. We really admire him. People should definitely come see this. I didn’t believe it at first but now seeing is believing.“
According to Chinese media, Chen set a Guinness World Record last month by standing in ice, half naked, for 112 minutes.