Alberto Dolci


Swimming The Atlantic Is Predictably Punishing On The Human Body

A British former police officer is undertaking an extreme act of human endurance

Land! (Bashar Al-Ba'noon/Flickr)

Ben Hooper is not your average person. The former policeman has spent years competing in triathlons and open-water swims, sometimes up to 40 km in one day. But there are some challenges that will test any super-fit athlete. Hooper has embarked on a five-month journey from Senegal to Brazil that will see him strive to swim a total of 1,900 miles for up to ten hours a day.

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