Man in Ice – level 2
An Austrian extreme athlete broke his own record when he spent more than 2 hours in a box of ice. Josef Koeberl’s record from last year was 2 hours, 8 minutes, and 47 seconds, and his new record is 2 hours, 30 minutes, and 57 seconds.
The event took place at the town square of Melk, Austria. Organizers filled a custom-made glass box with more than 440 pounds of ice, and Koeberl stepped in. He wore only swim trunks, and the ice reached up to his shoulders.
After the show, Koeberl said that it was not easy to fight the pain. However, he tried to imagine positive things in his mind, which helped him endure the pain. He was happy to feel the warm sun on his back again.
Difficult words: extreme athlete (a person who does dangerous and risky sports), custom-made (when someone designs or builds something for a specific person), endure (to undergo something unpleasant).
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