Lea Marie Galgana broke the national record for longest time spent in an ice bath at the third annual ice bathing championships last week, mbl.is reports. Lea Marie sat in a bath at a temperature of 0°C [32°F] for an astounding 42 minutes and 20 seconds. The previous record was held by Vilhjálmur Andri Einarsson who remained in an ice bath for 20 minutes during last year’s competition.
Second place went to Algirdas Kazulis, who stayed in an ice bath for 41 minutes and 18 seconds. Sigurður J. Ævarsson placed third at 35 minutes, 5 seconds. Seven people competed overall.
The competition is organized by Benedikt S. Lafleur and aims to draw attention to the health benefits of cold bathing.