Clad only in swim trunks, China's Jin Songhao reportedly endured a freezing-cold ice bath for two hours -- potentially setting a new world record for direct, full-body contact with ice.
Jin took the title by lasting 120 minutes in a plastic box filled with ice cubes, according to Xinhua and Global Times. Guinness World Records officials in New York City told AOL News that they have not yet received any documentation of the 54-year-old's world record attempt, meaning they cannot confirm it.
Current Guinness World Record holder Chen Kecai of China competed alongside Jin in Monday's contest in China's Hunan province. Kecai reportedly lasted 118 minutes, besting his record-setting 2010 showing by 10 minutes.
But officials pulled Chen out of the box when monitoring devices showed the 53-year-old's body temperature falling, according to ITN News.
Both competitors outlasted Dutch citizen Wim Hof, who in a separate event held in Hong Kong reportedly managed to stay in an icy bath for 115 minutes earlier this week.
Though Hof wasn't able to set a new record, that doesn't mean he's been frozen out of the record books. The 51-year-old remains a Guinness World Record holder for running the fastest half marathon barefoot on snow.
Read more at Xinhua and Global Times.
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