Holding It In For A World Record
Free divers, like New Zealander William Trubridge, 32, are taking extreme sports to new depths, while ever mindful of not being shark bait, reports The Sydney Morning Herald’s Emma Partridge. Trubridge continues to hold his breath for the most sought-after world record in his sport after he blacked out during a recent attempt in the Bahamas. Trubridge dived 126m in the constant weight category, and made his way back but blacked out five seconds after he surfaced and was disqualified. However, he did win the overall competition and broke a national record when he dived 121m under constant weight at Dean’s Blue Hole, the deepest seawater blue hole known. Sydney free diver Ant Williams, a friend of Trubridge, said the seasoned diver would continue to live on Long Island and train to break the world record. “He is very dedicated … he will definitely go for it again, he came so close,” Williams said.