Man becomes world’s oldest ice mile swimmer

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LIMERICK, IE (CBS) – A 66-year-old Irish man plunged into freezing waters and swam for a mile to claim a Guinness world record as the world’s oldest ice mile swimmer.

Ger Purcell said he trained for several months to swim in the frigid waters before breaking the record at the ice mile challenge.

Guinness rules stated the swim had to be done continuously without any breaks and the water temperature had to be verified as below 5 degrees celsius.

Purcell finished his swim in 43 minutes, 28 seconds.

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