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This Guy Has Been Practicing For Years To Learn How To "Walk On Water"

No, this isn't divine power, just mad skills.

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This is Shi Liliang. He's a Shaolin monk from Quanzhou, China, and here he is running on water.

On Aug. 29, Liliang ran for 125 meters across a reservoir, supported only by pieces of floating plywood.

Liliang uses the small boards for traction as he skips across the water using strength in his toes. He has spent the last 10 years improving his skills.


He already made headlines last year for running for 118 meters across water. This January, he pushed the distance to 120.

You can watch the video of Liliang's incredible skill below.

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Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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