Monday, March 17, 2008
A regular guy?
I don't know how I missed this one. Recently came across the name of Martin Strel. He has been described as a 'marathon swimmer'. He's 52 and has swam .... now hold your breath... the Danube, the Mississippi, the Yangtze and last year the Amazon!! The mighty Amazon, of the piranhas and the bull sharks and 5,268 km., he swam in 66 days!!
He claims he's doing it to raise awareness of the need for conserving these magnificent sources of freshwater, most important to man. Well, he certainly did raise awareness. He's already come out with a book "The man who swam the Amazon" and apparently, a movie deal is in the offing with Hollywood. But of course!
Well here's what Martin himself had to say "I am a regular man, a regular common guy who just has higher goals than usual".
Martin Strel's diary when he was swimming the Amazon
Review of his book on Amazon.com