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Longest time breath held voluntarily (male)

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  • Who: Stig Åvall Severinsen

  • What: Longest time breath held voluntarily (male)

  • Where: United Kingdom

The longest time holding the breath underwater was 22 min 00 sec by Stig Severinsen (Denmark) at the London School of Diving in London, UK, on 3 May 2012.

Stig was allowed to hyperventilate with oxygen prior to the attempt, and did this for 19 minutes and 30 seconds.


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