World Champion Freediver Recaptures Title from David Blaine

World champion freediver Tom Sietas held this breath for17 minutes and 19 seconds underwater on “Live with Regis and Kelly”to set a new Guinness World Record for the Longest Time Breath HeldVoluntarily.

The German national beat David Blaine’s previous record of 17minutes 4 seconds that was set on The Oprah Winfrey Show in April. By breakingthe record, Sietas reclaimed his title as Guinness World Record holder and hisposition at the top of competitive freediving.  Tom currently holds the World Record for Static Apnea (without breathing oxygen) with a timing of 10 mins 12 seconds.

The record was part of an international week-longcelebration commemorating the launch of the new Guinness World Records book.

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Sara-Lise is based in the United Arab Emirates and when not focusing on her day job, she teaches scuba diving and freediving. Sara-Lise has explored 5 continents of ocean waters over the years, and continues a personal quest to seek out further adventures. When not underwater, Sara-Lise is also a triathlete and enjoys cycling and training along the desert highways of the UAE. Google