A man who swims against the elements (Photos)

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Iran’s Ice Man braves the elements and goes swimming in the dead of winter.

For many people trying to cool off in the searing heat of summer, swimming is the sport of choice, but in the dead of winter when snow and ice are everywhere swimming is out of the question for most of us.

Untrue to type is Rasoul Soleimani, a 52-year-old man who is known as Ice Man in Meshginshahr, Ardebil Province. He goes swimming in winter when temperatures are minus 20º Celsius.

The Islamic Republic News Agency on February 28 posted online a collection of photos featuring the Iranian Ice Man swimming in a river whose banks are coated with snow. Take a look:


Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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