An Egyptian scuba diver has broken a new world record by spending 145 hours or six full days underwater.
Saddam Al-Kilany, 29, remained under the Red Sea for 145 hours and 30 minutes, beating the world record of 142 hours and 47 minutes reached by Turkish diver Cem Karabay in 2016,¬†UPI¬†reported.
After spending five years training for the moment, Al-Kilany also beat his 2017 personal best of 121 hours after diving off the Egyptian coast of Dahab on November 5, according to¬†Lad Bible.
Hundreds gathered to celebrate Al-Kilany as he came out to land after he refused to complete the challenge anywhere but his own country, the¬†Egypt Independent¬†reported.
The news comes days after Slovenian freediver, Alenka Artnik, 39, set a new world record of her own by descending more 374 feet beneath the surface of the sea, according to¬†The Washington Post.
She also entered into the Red Sea but off the Sharm el-Sheikh coast in Egypt and beat her joint record of 370 feet, which she achieved with Italy’s Alessia Zecchini during the 2019 Freediving World Championships,¬†Total Slovenia News¬†reported.
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