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Man is attempting to swim across the Atlantic

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AdealJustice

man.. and I cant even swim across the pool , jk :P

what a feat this would be. the ultimate bragging rights.

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Dumbledore the Awesome

This sounds like plenty of scope for cheating, since I believe he's going to be accompanied by a Boat which will take him in at night for a kip and so on. Now, will there be a team of monitors watching closely to make sure that the boat stays in the same position all night so that he can resume where he left off, and make sure that it doesn't purely inadvertently :innocent: move a few miles before he set off again, thus enabling him to save a few miles in distance every night... ?

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XenoFish

Hey Bob watcha doing? 

Oh I'm just chumming the water.

Ugh dude. There's a guy swimming beside the boat. Well, at least there was.

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Hyades

Whoua!, what a challenge!, hope he will get through it, if he did only 67 miles in 18 days, he's swimming 3,72 miles a day, he has 1,833 miles left ahead, then that would mean 492,7 more days ahead, that ain't a small thing.  He will of age 1 year and 127.7 days, remarquable if he can hold on to this gigantic human effort.

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paperdyer

More power to him.  I hope he makes it.  I didn't see this in the article, bt is he wearing a wet suit?  I hope so.u

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spartan max2

Iv never quite understood what makes someone wake up and be like. 

"Yeah know, I should swim across the Alantic ocean "  

Like that idea has never even crossed my mind lol

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Celsus

And another level of craziness is created, there seems to be always room for more.

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Skulduggery

This guy is half-assing it. I'm still waiting to see the news of the first human to run, parkour it and swim around the globe in one shot. This guy just wants seafood.

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Sundew

I remember the woman who swam from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida surrounded by a shark cage and followed by a boat. That was "only" 90 miles. She had her lips burned by sea water exposure, was stung by jellyfish and buffeted by swells. Sunburn, muscle cramps, dehydration and more. I believe there were two attempts and the first one failed. I'm not sure about the second. 90 miles in tropical seas is quite different from the open ocean. I think this is completely nuts and not possible. But hey, good luck: he'll need it. 

Maybe he's just trying to get the part of Aquaman in the forthcoming Justice League movie.

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brlesq1

Mad dogs and Englishmen. Good luck, mate!

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Habitat
11 minutes ago, brlesq1 said:

Mad dogs and Englishmen. Good luck, mate!

If you look at all the solo trans-oceanic rowers, they are almost all Englishmen. Has to be an explanation for that !

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MisterMan

This seems like a reasonable endeavor.  Personally, I would follow it up with a jog to Mars.

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fred_mc
16 hours ago, Grand Moff Tarkin said:

This sounds like plenty of scope for cheating, since I believe he's going to be accompanied by a Boat which will take him in at night for a kip and so on. Now, will there be a team of monitors watching closely to make sure that the boat stays in the same position all night so that he can resume where he left off, and make sure that it doesn't purely inadvertently :innocent: move a few miles before he set off again, thus enabling him to save a few miles in distance every night... ?

Yes, I was thinking the same thing.

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Still Waters

That's very ambitious but he's doing it to raise money for charity, so good for him and good luck!

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Fighting back: Ben Hooper takes on his critics as he dodges sharks on his Atlantic swim.

http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/live-cheltenham-dad-ben-hooper-begins-swimming-the-atlantic/story-29873778-detail/story.html

 

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Dumbledore the Awesome

It doesn't seem to say anywhere what charity he's doing it for. 

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Habitat

No shark cage ? Seems foolish.

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Still Waters
19 minutes ago, Grand Moff Tarkin said:

It doesn't seem to say anywhere what charity he's doing it for. 

http://www.swimthebigblue.com/

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paperdyer
On ‎12‎/‎3‎/‎2016 at 6:17 AM, Habitat said:

No shark cage ? Seems foolish.

It's a bit hard to swim in one.  Maybe the boat is close enough to haul him in if sharks are sited.

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Dumbledore the Awesome
On 12/3/2016 at 11:37 AM, Still Waters said:

51 miles done so far?  At this rate it's gonna be a long time before they see any return from it. 

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third_eye

well ... at least he tried ...

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Dumbledore the Awesome

Surely they must have known this was a potential hazard. Was there no way they could have taken precautions against it? Surely that's just irresponsibility of the highest order if there was nothing they could have done to guard against it but they still allowed him to go on with it.

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Hyades

Seem like he didn't wear a swimsuit, at least, legs, torso, would of been protected.  Anyhow, that's really unfortunate, hope he can continue!

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Myles

He made it 22 days which is a pretty good accomplishment in my eyes. 

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