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Ger Kennedy in the Lena River in Yakutsk, Russia where he completed a 52m Under Ice Swimming challenge in water -1ºC (30.2ºF) and air approximately -13.8ºC (-7.6ºF)

Yakutsk (Russian: Якутск) is the capital city of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located about 450 kilometers (280 mi) south of the Arctic Circle.

Yakutsk is a major port on the Lena River. It is served by the Yakutsk Airport as well as the smaller Magan Airport. It is a major supplier of diamonds. Its population is almost 300,000 and its average winter temperature is −34°C (−30°F).

Open Water Swimming[edit]

Ger Kennedy completed an Under Ice Swimming challenge of 52 meters under a 1 meter sheet of ice in March 2016.


Courtesy of Bolot Bochkarev

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