85 meters under the ice: Russian swimmer sets new WORLD RECORD with incredible feat at Lake Baikal (VIDEO)

Russian swimmer Yekaterina

Russian swimmer Yekaterina Nekrasova has set what is believed to be a new world record for the longest under-ice swim on Lake Baikal, traveling 85 meters (279ft) under 25cm of ice without a diving suit.

The 40-year-old needed nearly 1.5 minutes to swim the distance with a single breath, beating the previous achievement of 70 meters recorded by South African Amber Fillary in Norway last year.

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