The Slovenian extreme swimmer Martin Strel has announced that his next world-wide challenge is the Amazon River, which is the world’s longest river. Strel said he is planning to swim 5,430 kilometres of the Amazon River (Peru and Brazil). This challenge will take app. 70 days and is planned to be executed between February 1st and April 11th which means he needs to swim of about 78 km per day in average. Strel said that "The Amazon is not only the longest river in the world, but it is also the most dangerous. However, I’m convinced that I can do it."
In his 25-year career, Strel has taken on the world’s greatest rivers, such as the Danube in 2000, Mississippi in 2002 and Yangtze in 2004. However, he believes the Amazon will be a whole different story.