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Austrian man spends two-and-a-half hours in box filled with ice cubes

Record brrrreaker! Austrian man spends two-and-a-half hours in box filled with ice cubes wearing nothing but a pair of swimming trunks

  • Josef Koeberl managed to stay in the ice for 2 hours 30 minutes and 57 seconds
  • He beat his own record for the longest full body contact with ice cubes
  • ‘I’m fighting the pain by visualising and drawing on positive emotions,’ he said 

An Austrian man has beaten his own record for the longest full body contact with ice cubes.

Sportsman Josef Koeberl managed to stay for two hours, 30 minutes and 57 seconds inside a custom-made glass box filled up to his shoulders with ice cubes.

More than 200 kilograms of ice cubes were needed to fill up the box, after Mr Koeberl stepped inside wearing nothing but swimming trunks.

Sportsman Josef Koeberl managed to stay for two hours, 30 minutes and 57 seconds inside a custom-made glass box filled up to his shoulders with ice cubes

Koeberl celebrates after setting a new world record on 'Longest Duration Full Body Contact With Ice' in Melk, some 90 kilometers (56 miles) west of Austrian capital Vienna

Koeberl celebrates after setting a new world record on ‘Longest Duration Full Body Contact With Ice’ in Melk, some 90 kilometers (56 miles) west of Austrian capital Vienna

Josef Koeberl stands in a glass box as it is filled with ice as he attempts to break the world record for the longest duration full body contact with ice

Josef Koeberl stands in a glass box as it is filled with ice as he attempts to break the world record for the longest duration full body contact with ice

In order to fight the ‘wave of pain’ caused by the freezing temperatures, Mr Koeberl says he was trying to focus on positive emotions.

‘I’m fighting the pain by visualising and drawing on positive emotions so I can dampen this wave of pain,’ Mr Koeberl told reporters. ‘That way I can endure.’

A small crowd of people watched on as Mr Koeberl beat his own record from 2019 by 30 minutes on the town square of Melk in Lower Austria.

Kids dressed in traditional clothes dance as Austrian sportsman Josef Koeberl stands still in an ice-filled glass cabin trying to set a World Record of staying in ice, in Melk, Austria, on Saturday

Kids dressed in traditional clothes dance as Austrian sportsman Josef Koeberl stands still in an ice-filled glass cabin trying to set a World Record of staying in ice, in Melk, Austria, on Saturday 

Austrian sportsman Josef Koeberl stands still in an ice-filled glass cabin as he tries to set a World Record of staying in ice

Austrian sportsman Josef Koeberl stands still in an ice-filled glass cabin as he tries to set a World Record of staying in ice

Austrian ice swimmer Josef Koeberl during a medical check ahead of his world record attempt

Austrian ice swimmer Josef Koeberl during a medical check ahead of his world record attempt

After being taken out of the ice box by helpers he said that the sun felt ‘really great’ on his back.

Mr Koeberl is planning to beat his own record one more time — next year in Los Angeles.

His team said that his personal record is also the current world record when it comes to exposing the body to ice for as long as possible.

Austrian sportsman Josef Koeberl stands still in an ice-filled glass cabin. After being taken out of the ice box by helpers he said that the sun felt 'really great' on his back

Austrian sportsman Josef Koeberl stands still in an ice-filled glass cabin. After being taken out of the ice box by helpers he said that the sun felt ‘really great’ on his back