Description of The World Record :
Martin Strel is a world record holder and also well famous as ‘Big River Man’.Normally in first impression he looks like an average person who shows the image of an alcoholicand middle aged person but he always stand out from normal crowd who is respected, he always use to swim big rivers from starting to end.Martin has swum and covered the complete length of Amazon river.
In the year 2007 Strel holded the world record by swum whole length of Amazon river. He took exact 66 days to complete the target distance of 5,268 km (3,273 miles).Everyday he swam the distance of 52 miles and during that time period he used to take sleep less than 5 hours perday.During his journey he faced many problems and hard incidents such as; crocodile,piranha fish,water desease,sun burn and extreme rainy situations but finally he succeded in his goal.When he was going to start his fantastic and adventerous journey he prayed,” Maybe God and the Moon will protect me ?”.
When Martin was about to start his journey he dedicated it to the protection of the rainforests and also to find out the reliable cure for the patient of Alzheimer disease.Except Amazon river he has crossed many other rivers for example – Yangtze,Mississippi and the Danube river.Srel got the name ‘Big River Man’ in the year 2009.He also use to run a website name ‘Martin Strel Swimming Adventure Tours’ and if anyone is interested to make a swimming trip with him then he may book his trip on this website.
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