Swede beats world ice swimming record

World ice swimming champion Anna-Carin Nordin. Photo: Hasse Persson / Sveriges RadioA woman from northern Sweden has beaten the world female ice swimming record by three minutes.

During the 1.6 km swim, Anna-Carin Nordin’s body temperature sunk to a dangerously low 32.9 degrees, reports local Swedish Radio in Gävleborg.

When asked what drove her to beat the world record, Nordin replied “sheer devilment and pure willpower”.

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