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Breaking the world record

Ace & Ace can now reveal that free-diving world champion Stig Severinsen, also known as “The Man Who Doesn’t Breathe”, is the first person to swim the longest distance under 1 meter of thick ice in extreme cold waters wearing only swimming trunks! Stig’s world record has sent shock waves across the world, as this super human has succeeded in swimming 250 feet (76 meters) on one single breath of air under the Greenland ice.

The 2 x 60 min. show is produced for Discovery Network by the two production companies Ace & Ace from Denmark and Back2Back from England, and with Stig Severinsen as associate producer.

Demonstrating extreme skill, incredible bravery and intense dedication, four-time, Danish World Champion freediver, Stig Åvall Severinsen, achieved a new Guinness World Record when he accomplished ‘the longest dive under ice’, on a single breath of air only wearing his swimming trunks. Authenticating his lifelong passion for water and breath-holding, Stig pushed himself far beyond the limits of any normal human being, swimming whilst wearing a wetsuit, in the freezing waters of Greenland. He submersed himself underneath one metre thick ice, as he covered a distance of 250ft (76.4mtrs).

Dan Korn, Senior Vice President and Head of Programming, Discovery Networks Western Europe comments: “At Discovery, we’re fascinated by people who are willing to dedicate themselves to achieving the truly remarkable. Stig is one such individual and it was a great privilege for us to be able to film him as he attempted these three world records. It also provided an opportunity to explore some ground-breaking physiological and sports science, which – through Stig’s endeavours – led us to the very limits of the human body’s capabilities”.

Ace & Ace Films has a long track record of producing documentaries across a range of global terrains and conditions. Their images are as diverse as their adventures from tropical rain forests to the Arctic ice cap to desert lands and underwater whale habitats. Ace & Ace have produced films with Stig since 2001 following him through international competitions. See more at acefilms.tv

Back2back productions Ltd is an independent production company based in Brighton that has earned a reputation for creating quality factual film-making and thought- provoking television programmes. Their documentaries have been sold to broadcasters in the UK and across the world.

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