Martin Strel has completed his 5,265km swim down the length of the Amazon River according to the Globe and Mail.
I first reported on his attempt a few months back, and now he’s done it. The swim began in Peru and proceeded through Brazil, and along the way he encountered piranha, sickness, and exhaustion as he averaged more than 80km per day. At one point, he was even told by doctors to give up on his quest, and yet he pressed on, setting another world record for long distance swimming.
I can’t even imagine swimming that far. The endurance and determination for such a task is simply amazing. Congrats Martin!
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