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The Iceman Runs A Half Marathon In The Arctic


And he does it with pretty much no clothing–he has remarkable ability to regulate his temperature.

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Date: 02/12/11 03:30 PM

54 Responses to The Iceman Runs A Half Marathon In The Arctic

  1. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:40 am
    Link: The Iceman Runs A Half Marathon In The Arctic - And he does it with pretty much no clothing--he has remarkable ability to regulate his temperature.
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    soulsender76 Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    Our Overlord?!
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    botfly Male 50-59
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    February 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    Numbnuts
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm
    Did he say he wants to climb mt. Everest in shorts? O_O mind = blown.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    hardcore
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    "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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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    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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    idolmonkey Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    Self-caused fever? That`d be useful to get out of school.
  9. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    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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    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    The shrinkage must be on an epic scale...
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    MisterG Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    Go Dutch! ...Not that I would even think to try.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 12, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    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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    DonAllardo Male 13-17
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    February 12, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    Just by watching this I got the shivers.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    He does not have frost bited.
    He does not have hypothermia.
    He feels no pain.

    And he has no sense.
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    catlikegrace Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    So why can`t he teach others to regulate their own temperature?
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    RPGillespie Male 13-17
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    February 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    This look greenscreen`d
  18. Profile photo of YugureKage
    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    why...just why?
  19. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 6:15 pm
    why is this over 9 minutes long?
  20. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 6:28 pm
    @ 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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    davymid Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    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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    Justmebaby Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    He would make an excellent batman villain >.>
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    FCMXD Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 7:05 pm
    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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    kj36 Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    @SmilinSam
    because it`s over 9 minutes long..
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 8:26 pm
    This man sounds Canadian.
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    tincel1372 Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 8:41 pm
    ``the cold is my friend.``
    i.e., ``I am bat-sh*t crazy.``
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    Matholameu Male 70 & Over
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    February 12, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    DUDE! He`s a GOD!
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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 8:48 pm
    "He would make an excellent batman villain >.>"

    There is one.


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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 9:04 pm
    Damn son
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    Komarov Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    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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    duderlydude Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2011 at 11:36 pm
    nice tittiess on arnie
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2011 at 12:05 am
    That`s not the Iceman, he heats himself.

    Also he clearly said `drat ya` at 8:24
  33. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2011 at 1:24 am
    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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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2011 at 1:45 am
    TLDW
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    PoopNoodle Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2011 at 1:55 am
    What the crap does TLDW mean!?!?!
  36. Profile photo of Matholameu
    Matholameu Male 70 & Over
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    February 13, 2011 at 2:01 am
    To Long Didn`t Watch
    LOL, your really had to ask?
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    February 13, 2011 at 2:20 am
    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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    screwzlooose Male 30-39
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    February 13, 2011 at 2:48 am
    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?
  39. Profile photo of duderlydude
    duderlydude Male 30-39
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    February 13, 2011 at 3:02 am
    iceman for president
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    chillimac Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2011 at 5:10 am
    good lord... just think of the shrinkage...
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    Qwertyuiop95 Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2011 at 6:04 am
    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.
  42. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2011 at 7:20 am
    Bloody hell- how many calories does he need for something like this? must be huge- how does he get them all in!

    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.
  43. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2011 at 7:34 am
    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.

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

    He did surgery on his own hands. With a power saw in his shed. Without anaesthetic.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2011 at 10:49 am
    Now posting obligatory "Shrinky Dink" comment.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    February 13, 2011 at 11:05 am
    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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    LookItsLeia Female 13-17
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    February 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    his balls are never coming down.
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    TokioKoos Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    goaliejerry: He did, but they also got cured, which surprised medics.
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    Shillier Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    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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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    what a bad ass
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2011 at 10:31 pm
    dumbpoo...
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 2:35 am
    I ran half a mile barefoot at -20C I`ll never doing that again!
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2011 at 3:50 am
    crazy dutchman!
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    mntlmstrbtr Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm
    chuck norris uses this guy`s ballsack as a handwarmer.
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    kula35 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 10:49 am
    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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