A crowd of people watched as Koeberl beat his 2019 best by 30 minutes in the town square of Melk in Lower Austria. And he wants to do even better next year in the U.S. Believe it or not, after finishing he celebrated with ice cream.
He was immersed in over 440 pounds of ice cubes while wearing nothing but swim trunks. To fight off what he called a “wave of pain” he says he tried to focus on positive emotions. After being taken out of the icebox by helpers, he said that the sun felt “really great” on his back. His achievement is not only a personal best but a world record as well.