The Iceman Runs A Half Marathon In The Arctic

Submitted by: CrakrJak 6 years ago in Sports

And he does it with pretty much no clothing--he has remarkable ability to regulate his temperature.
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Male 159
This was a really good documentary but I think that all the other people featured in it were way more interesting.
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Male 737
chuck norris uses this guy`s ballsack as a handwarmer.
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Male 1,360
crazy dutchman!
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Male 3,076
I ran half a mile barefoot at -20C I`ll never doing that again!
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Male 3,745
dumbpoo...
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Male 2,988
what a bad ass
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Male 260
pff in my day we had to run 20km barefoot through 5` of snow in -30C just to get to school every day, not to mention it was uphill both ways. you people are too easily impressed
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Female 412
goaliejerry: He did, but they also got cured, which surprised medics.
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Female 55
his balls are never coming down.
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Male 4,014
He did frost bite his toes. He`s not a superman, he just has an unusually high tolerance for pain. Badass for sure, but he`s still human flesh.
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Male 5,194
Now posting obligatory "Shrinky Dink" comment.
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Male 12,365
I`ve read a few books by people doing polar and near-polar expeditions and it`s not unusual for them to wonder how they`ll get all the food in...until they start. 6000+ calories sounds an unreasonable amount back at home in the warm, but after a day`s work that far north you`ll shovel thousands of calories down your neck and lick the bowl clean afterwards because you seriously need it.

I heartily recommend Sir Ranulph Fiennes` books. He has such style and humour when describing how hard this stuff is. His full name and title is Sir Ranulph Twistleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, OBE, Baronet of Banbury...and it suits him.

[quote]"At night, when you go to sleep, all the scabs stick together. You`ve got to force [your mouth] open with your tongue [and] all your blood goes in the communal bowl of porridge, which causes bad relations.[/quote]

He did surgery on his own hands. With a power saw in his shed. Without anaesthetic.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Bloody hell- how many calories does he need for something like this? must be huge- how does he get them all in![/quote]

Ranulph Fiennes describes a diet of 8000 calories a day in one of his books, which is just enough to keep you going on an unsupported polar expedition. That`s as hardcore as it gets, seeing as you need to drag everything you will need for the whole way there and back on a sledge, unaided. You can be sure he carried just enough food and no more, as every kilo counts when you have to drag it hundreds of miles. 8000 wasn`t quite enough - he lost weight steadily on it, but he knew he would and planned for it.

People on supported near-polar expeditions involving a lot of physical work tend to need ~6000 calories a day.

Given this guy is running and almost nude, I think he`d be using maybe 400 calories per hour. He`s not doing as much work as Fiennes was, but he must be using a bundle to generate heat.
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Male 215
Well, I suppose IAB isn`t a "News" site, although I can`t help but wonder why this wasn`t seen before. Neat for those that haven`t seen it, though.
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Male 438
good lord... just think of the shrinkage...
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Male 110
iceman for president
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Male 384
this is an awesome example of how little we know about the body and it`s capabilities.



that being said- this guy is a bit of a nut, no?
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Female 8,051
Bloody hell- how many calories does he need for something like this? must be huge- how does he get them all in!
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Male 493
To Long Didn`t Watch
LOL, your really had to ask?
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Male 400
What the crap does TLDW mean!?!?!
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Female 3,001
TLDW
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Male 17,511
Komarov: I`m guessing that you were born during the winter months, As I was. It`s not scientific, but I`ve noticed that most people born in the summer prefer warmer temps and vice versa.

Other than Hof, I`ve only heard of a few Buddhist monks living in the Himalayas that could do anything even similar.
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Male 2,419
That`s not the Iceman, he heats himself.

Also he clearly said `drat ya` at 8:24
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Male 110
nice tittiess on arnie
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Male 56
I always hear my friends telling me I`m crazy for being so used to the cold as I am, but I have nothing on this guy. He`s amazing, not gonna lie.
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Male 787
Damn son
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Male 2,049
"He would make an excellent batman villain >.>"

There is one.


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Male 493
DUDE! He`s a GOD!
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Female 423
``the cold is my friend.``
i.e., ``I am bat-sh*t crazy.``
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Male 1,164
This man sounds Canadian.
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Female 240
@SmilinSam
because it`s over 9 minutes long..
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Male 181
I would be tempted to watch this guy run, just so I can stand at the finish line with a banner reading: The Iceman Cometh
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Male 79
He would make an excellent batman villain >.>
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Male 12,138
Man, that`s hard core. I got minor frostbite in my pinky finger while shovelling snow for 30 minutes at -5C yesterday. Yeah, I know, I`m a wimp.
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Male 2,579
@ catlikegrace I`ll answer your question with a question. Why couldn`t Jesus teach us to love and accept each other for who we are? Its not his problem its ours.
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Female 3,598
why is this over 9 minutes long?
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Female 1,203
why...just why?
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Male 217
This look greenscreen`d
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Female 486
So why can`t he teach others to regulate their own temperature?
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Male 39,913
He does not have frost bited.
He does not have hypothermia.
He feels no pain.

And he has no sense.
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Male 10
Just by watching this I got the shivers.
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Male 12,365
For people who can use 4OD (I think it`s UK only), the whole series is worth watching. The episode on Dean Potter, the world`s most extreme slackliner, is boggling.
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Male 12,365
Here we go. Wim Hof is the guy`s name. Full marathon in shorts and sandals, -25C standing air temperature (i.e. not including wind chill).

Daredevils series, episode 3.
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Male 633
Go Dutch! ...Not that I would even think to try.
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Male 1,598
The shrinkage must be on an epic scale...
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Male 12,365
Ah no, it`s a different man. The man I saw did run a full marathon, in winter, a couple of hundred miles north of the arctic circle. He was wearing shorts and sandals. Not because of the cold, but because his feet weren`t rough enough to get a grip on ice. He didn`t need the shorts, either.
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Female 330
Self-caused fever? That`d be useful to get out of school.
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Male 12,365
If it`s the same guy, I saw a documentary on him. I could have sworn he ran a full marathon.

Odder, though, was the cold water bath experiment. Usually, 2-3 minutes is a safe limit. He was in there, hooked up to various medical monitors, having a chat with increasingly curious researchers for half an hour or so. With the temperature monitors on him showing normal temperature for someone in air at room temperature.
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Male 1,526
"only he can do it" if he can there are thousands if not more who can with the right training. way to over dramatize discovery... I lost some respect for that channel now.
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Male 25,416
hardcore
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Male 10,440
Did he say he wants to climb mt. Everest in shorts? O_O mind = blown.
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Male 616
Numbnuts
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Male 182
Our Overlord?!
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Male 17,511
Link: The Iceman Runs A Half Marathon In The Arctic [Rate Link] - And he does it with pretty much no clothing--he has remarkable ability to regulate his temperature.
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