Monk-fish: shaolin monk breaks world record for running on water

This incredible footage shows a Shaolin monk breaking the world record for running on water.

Forget walking on water, Shi Liliang managed to sprint an epic 118metres across a reservoir in Quanzhou city, China.

Shi Liliang managed to sprint an epic 118metres across a reservoir

Shi Liliang managed to sprint an epic 118metres across a reservoir

It took him six attempts and 45 seconds to sprint across the water after falling two-thirds of the way on his first go.

Shi, from the Quanzhou Shaolin Temple, broke his previous record by a full 18metres using 1cm thick plywood planks floating in the water – a technique known as Qinggong.

It took him six attempts and 45 seconds to sprint across the water

It took him six attempts and 45 seconds to sprint across the water

The acrobatic monk credits focusing his strength, running quickly and using the planks’ buoyancy as key to completing his crossings.

Shi has been training in Qinggong since 2005 and attempted his first record in 2009, managing a relatively paltry 15m.

The Shaolin monastery is famous for its kung-fu monks that undergo rigorous training to pull off amazing acrobatic and physical feats.

Shi, broke his previous record by a full 18metres

Shi, broke his previous record by a full 18metres