A Shaolin monk from China has set a new record of running 125 metres on water without falling.
According to Hindustan Times, Shi Liliang has been training in the art of walking and running on water for the last ten years. He also held the previous record of running 118 metres on water, without falling.
Liliang had set the record of running 118 meters on water back in October 2014, and by his own admission had failed five times before he was able to achieve the feat.
After completing his 125 meters run on water in Quanzhou city of China, Shi had this to say to the world:
“People need to trust themselves.”
Shi, who belongs to the famous Buddhist temple in Quanzhou, Fujian Province of China, used over 200 wooden planks to achieve this feat.
To be able to walk on water without falling, Shi needed to move very quickly over these planks while keeping a perfect balance.
Shaolin monks are world famous for their incredible feats, skill and endurance, and have displayed it on many occasions over the years.
But Shaolin monks became world famous when in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, the English dubbed versions of Chinese movies hit the markets in the West. The 1978-film ‘The 36th Chamber of Shaolin’ starring Gordon Liu was one of the many such films that cemented the awe-inspiring reputation of the ancient martial arts school.
Shaolin Monks are known to have a strict daily routine of practices and exercises, and are followers of Buddhism. They are known for their highly-skilled training and fighting techniques.
Money raised from Shi’s feat is being used to help poor children with their education.