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Big River Man

With all due respect to Diana Nyad, Slovenian Martin Strel, 53, is the most famous endurance swimmer in the world. Part Borat, part superhero, Strel conquered the Amazon, swimming for 66 days and 3,278 miles through waters teeming with sharks, piranha, anacondas and crocodiles. Watch his story.
 
 
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"Heroism is endurance for one moment more."
-- American diplomat and historian George F. Kennan (1904-2005)