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Brrrr-illiant! Wild Swimmer does country proud in sub-zero Antarctic race

A Polish wild swimmer has become the first Pole in history to swim 1km in the freezing cold waters of the Antarctica in less than 15 minutes.

Leszek Naziemiec outpowered nine others to take fifth place in just 14 minutes, 42 seconds at the first Antarctic Ice Swimming race held in Port Lockroy, the north-western point of the continent.

The 44-year-old from Siemianowice Śląskie, southwest Poland told TFN: “Two days before the swim, I was scared, no one had done this before, we were to be the first.

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