Netherlands 7 August: Giethoorn - Amersfoort
Meeting Iceman Wim Hof in 38 Degree Heat
Arriving at the centre of Wim Hof, also known as the 'iceman' for his many world records in cold temperatures.
Wim Hof has broken 26 world records, all of which have to do with subjecting his body to extreme cold.
In 2007 he climbed Mount Everest past 7,500 meters - called the “death zone” - wearing nothing but shorts and shoes.
According to Wim Hof the secret of his feats of endurance lies in being able to influence your own autonomic nervous system and immune system. He caused a scientific breakthrough by proving that people he trained were able to do so.
Now the Wim Hof Method is practiced all over the world. Wim regularly travels the globe to give courses and seminars or to participate in new scientific research.
We presented Wim Hof with the Torch Bearer Award for the good work he has done all over the world, inspiring millions of people through the Wim Hof Method.
In Wim’s own words: “Each person has much more strength and power that he is now conscious of. It’s my mission to make people conscious of that."
Ultimately, the Wim Hof Method is all about showing you how to break through your perceived limits and discover new mental and physical ground.
Our team captain Josef is a big fan of Wim Hof, having practiced his exercises for three years. He was overjoyed to meet him in person.
He congratulated the runners and was impressed we ran through the hottest day ever recorded in The Netherlands.