Chinese set new record after standing in ice for 2 hrs

January 5th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 5 (ANI): Two Chinese men have made a new world record for endurance after they stood encased in ice for two hours.

Chen Kecai and Jin Songhao stripped down to their swimming trunks and stepped into two transparent boxes and were covered with ice up to their necks, reports the Telegraph.

The 52-year-old Kecai lasted for 118 minutes, after which medics pulled him out of the box because of a precipitous fall in his body temperature.

However, 54-year-old Songhao lasted for 120 minutes, even taking the time to write some Chinese calligraphy during the ordeal, penning a sign in praise of the Communist party.

“I’m fine, I’m fine,” he managed to say, upon being removed from the ice, his body having turned bright red.

Both men have surpassed a previous record of 115 minutes set earlier this week a 51-year-old Dutch man, in Hong Kong.

Both Kecai and Songhao hail from the frozen Chinese province of Heilongjiang, or Black Dragon River, where temperatures can drop to -40C in winter. (ANI)

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