After 10 years of training a Shaolin monk ran across 125 meters (or 137 yards) of open water in 50 seconds. Granted, Shi Liliang used a floating runway of thin plywood boards connected by strips of cloth to traverse the water, but his feat is still impresive. As Mashable reports, Liliang attempted the stunt last year but only made it 118 meters before falling into the water. This year, he accomplished a record, but only after attempting and failing the stunt five times. Lilliang said the key is to run quickly with small steps and to engage your toes for a better grip. The publicity that the monk has received from the stunt will be used to raise tuition money for poor children, he said.