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November 5, 2011

Meet the Iceman: Wim Hof ran a half marathon above the Arctic Circle — barefoot

Wim Hof has trained himself to stay warm in extremely cold environments.

He ran a half-marathon above the Arctic Circle in January of 2007 — barefoot and wearing only a pair of shorts and a watchcap — with the ground (snow) temperature 35° below zero.

He has been shown under controlled conditions to be able to regulate his core body temperature voluntarily.

Watch the video and decide for yourself.

 

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I'll pass on the lack of footwear - but the temperature seems ideal. Heat stroke seems highly unlikely.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Nov 5, 2011 12:10:26 PM

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