A Shaolin monk in Quanzhou, Fujian province managed to run across the water’s surface for 125 meters using only thin boards as support, smashing his previous record set last year.
You may have already seen news about Shi Liliang, well, everywhere. His gravity-defying feat has made headlines ’round the world, and the recognition is well deserved. The monk has spent 10 years teaching himself how to dart across wafer-thin plywood planks, which float atop the water and are connected by pieces of cloth.
Six years ago, Shi celebrated after running 15 meters across the water’s surface, and last year he managed to set a new record of 118 meters. On Thursday, he outdid himself yet again, and in five years’ time we presume he’ll have no need to ever take a boat.
The stunt involves the use of Qinggong, and while it may look like any Joe Shmoe on Wipeout could do it, it actually takes tremendous skill.