Shaolin monk runs 125 metres on water in China, breaks own record

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2015 12:36 IST
Shi Liliang runs 125 metres on water without falling (Youtube grab)

A Shaolin monk in China ran 125 metres on water without falling, breaking his earlier record of 118 metres.

According to reports, it took Shi Liliang more than ten years of training to master the art.

After completing the feat at Quanzhou, Shi told New China TV: “People need to trust themselves." He added he had failed five times before he completed 118 metres.

According to a media report, Shi is a member of the Buddhist Quanzhou Shaolin Temple, which is famous round the world for the incredible feats of skill and endurance its monks have displayed over the years.

Built around a strict daily routine of exercise, contemplation and lessons on Buddhism, Shaolin monks often challenge themselves to complete incredibly difficult tasks requiring months of highly repetitive training.

A series of kung fu films made in the 1970s and 1980s helped popularise the exploits of the Shaolin monks round the world.

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