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A German man has broken his own world record for holding his breath under water after managed to remain submerged for 15 minutes and two seconds.
Tom Sietas, a 30-year-old engineering student from Hamburg exceeded his own Guinness record time by 37 seconds at the world free diving championships in New York.
Originally posted by thehumbleone
Insane, I thought you would get brain damage without air for that long.
"His success yesterday was helped by inhaling pure oxygen for 20 minutes prior to the event. The world record for breath being held under water without the assistance of inhaled oxygen stands at nine minutes and eight seconds, and is also held by Sietas."