As per Part I, "Slovenia-born Martin Strel is an ultra marathon swimmer who has successfully completed expedition-length swims of the Danube River, Mississippi River, Paraná River, and the Yangtze River. The Guinness record holder has dedicated his current feat, swimming the entire 3,375-mile-long Amazon River, ?to the preservation of the rainforest, to raising awareness for Alzheimer´s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, and to promoting telemedicine as a valuable tool in bringing modern medicine to remote areas." Click here to read part I of II
Martin Strel completed his historic Amazon River swim on Sunday. The unofficial Guinness Book of World Records totals are 3,274 Miles in 66 days. According to Strel's web site, he averaged 30,000 strokes per day during his unprecedented adventure. Strel was completely emaciated following his finish at the Atlantic Ocean in Belém, Brazil, and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Initially, paramedics struggled to stabilize the swimmer suffering high blood pressure, dizziness, vertigo, diarrhea, nausea and delirium. Strel is currently in stable condition under the care of his personal doctors in a local hotel where he will remain until he begins to recover from his world-record performance.