Martin Strel is one of the most elite extreme athletes in history. He holds four Guinness world records in distance swimming, all of them performed on the world's greatest rivers. In the space of 66 days, between February 1st and April 8th 2007, he swam 5,268km (3,274 miles) of the Amazon.
Martin taught himself to swim when he was 6, in a small stream, and became a professional marathon swimmer in 1978. Before that he was a successful guitar player. He started out swimming in the World Cup and later doing a succession of individual swimming marathons. Martin's extraordinary feats have surpassed the boundaries of sport and with his endurance and determination he brings together individuals, nations and even continents. His projects do not focus only on great sporting achievements, he also promotes the environmental message.
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