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He ran a half marathon above the Arctic Circle, barefoot and only wearing shorts. “What I am capable of, everybody can learn”, he says.
Wim Hof is a motivational speaker and extreme athlete, worldwide known as 'The Iceman'. He broke 21 Guinness World Records mostly related to cold exposure, including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes, swimming underneath ice for 66 meters, hanging on one finger at an altitude of 2,000 meters, running a full marathon in the Namib Desert without drinking, and other evidence of his remarkable body awareness. His extensive training has enabled him to learn to control his breathing, heart rate and blood circulation and to withstand extreme temperatures.
Wim has made it his mission to share what he’s learned with the rest of the world, and developed the Wim Hof Method, followed by thousands. He teaches people from all over the world, from celebrities and professional athletes, to people of all ages, to control their body & mind and achieve extraordinary things.
The Method is based on three powerful pillars: breathing, exposure to the cold, and the third one, which is the foundation of the other two, is dedication. For those who are ready to explore and eventually master their own body and mind, the method promises to help increase energy and determination, sleep better, reduce stress levels, heighten focus, and improve metabolism. It is also proven to be an efficient prevention against a wide range of diseases including autoimmune diseases and inflammation.