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01/29/2010 08:21 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

World Record For Holding Breath Underwater Shattered By Frenchman: 11 Minutes, 35 Seconds (VIDEO)

A 37-year-old Frenchman shattered the world record for holding one's breath under water when he stayed submerged for remarkable 11 minutes and 35 seconds. The previous record was 10 minutes and 12 seconds. Stefan Missoud (spelling may be incorrect) was able to accomplish this feat using the "international discipline" of "static apnea," which means he was not allowed to use oxygen beforehand.

He trained for six months for the event and says it will take him 2 months to recover.

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