Courtesy of Christof Wandratsch, Vienna, Austria.

Christof Wandratsch cracked the 12-minute mark in the 1000m ice kilometer, setting a new world record in 11:59.97.

Swimming faster than a 1:08 pace per 100m at the International Ice Swimming Association race in Vienna, Austria where the water was 4.3°C. His next competition will be at the you in January in his native Germany where he may even swim faster at the 2nd Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships and the 3rd Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere German Open on January 5th-8th 2017 in Burghausen, Bavaria.

For more information about this fascinating 49-year-old who was among the nominees of the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, visit his website here.

World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year nominees:

1. Roger Finch (South Africa)
2. Seti Afoa (Samoa)
3. Tomi Stefanovski (Macedonia)
4. Edoardo Stochino (Italy)
5. Ferry Weertman (Netherlands)
6. Nejib Belhedi (Tunisia)
7. Ger Kennedy (Ireland)
8. Alex Kostich (USA)
9. Masayuki Moriya (Japan)
10. Colin Hill (Great Britain)
11. Ingemar Patiño Macarine (Philippines)
12. Lewis Pugh (Great Britain)
13. Christof Wandratsch (Germany)

To vote for the WOWSA Awards, visit here. Online voting continues until December 31st 2016.

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