SI.com - More Sports - Slovenian man ends 65-day swim down Amazon - Saturday April 7, 2007 3:47PM After 3,272 miles of exhaustion, sunburn, delirium and piranhas, a 52-year-old Slovenian successfully completed a swim down the Amazon River Saturday that could set a world record for distance -- something he's already done three times before.And we worry about swimming in the three rivers.
After nine weeks, Martin Strel arrived near the city of Belem, the capital of the jungle state of Para, ending a swim almost as long as the drive from Miami to Seattle. Strel averaged about 50 miles a day since beginning his odyssey at the source of the world's second-longest river in Peru on Feb. 1.
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Slovenian man ends 65-day swim down Amazon - Saturday April 7, 2007 3:47PM