The 52-year-old Limburger, famous as the man who can withstand extreme cold, blistering heat is also on. Yesterday he ran a marathon in Namibia without drinking. "Only my feet are broken.
It was heavy, not because the heat played tricks on him, but because his feet 'broken' went. Yet, the performance that gave Wim Hof yesterday in the sweltering heat of the Namib Desert, mad. Hof ran a marathon, 42 km and several hundred meters, during the hottest hours of the day without drinking. "I'm lost 5 liters water."
Court wanted to run 50 kilometers, but it was gradually seen as the trip from his feet under the blisters. Though weary, it was the body of the trial Court was still on. After 40 km he himself while walking, still remarkably fresh, the phone. "I'm almost there."
Not long after finishing Court after a marathon distance of 42 km and a few hundred meters. "I had my body temperature at about 37 degrees up," said Court, shortly after the marathon. "It has been a success. I just could not stay longer in concentration with broken feet. "
During his trip was the hot man who says in his own body temperature levels to maintain, followed by Thijs Eijsvogels of the Radboud University. The university hopes to find out how the Court manages special performance with which he baffles scientists worldwide.
Court was most famous as The Iceman, the man who more than a half hour to his neck in an ice bucket to sit, without failure. He also ran marathons, for example, half naked through the snow. The performance earned him several world records.
Court claims through a kind of meditation his own autonomic nervous system and immune system can control. So he keeps his body in the ice level. The same he says to the heat and that is the reason that he had on the sand dunes of the Namibian Sossusvallei ran. And he missed it again, given the initial results of the measurements.