VIDEO: 2015 starts with an icy splash - karsumm! ({{commentsTotal}})

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The people of Saaremaa held a second annual Karsumm on January 1 to mark the new year, an event where bravehearts jump from the pier in Orissaare into the icy water below.

The World Open Water Swimming Association announced on the same day that its Man of the Year award went to Estonian ice swimmer Henri Kaarma, who swam a record-breaking 2.4 kilometers in under 42 minutes in ice water. He was also the member of the six-day Bering Strait Swim relay in 2013.

Kaarma won the public vote, beating British open water endurance swimmer Adam Walker.

You can watch him complete a chill 2,150-meter swim in Arctic conditions here.



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