Martin Strel is Coming to Utah!
Martin Strel, the heavy-set, wine-drinking, Slovenian ultra-marathon swimmer is coming to Utah! Martin is famous for ridiculous distances down rivers. He has swam the length of the Danube, Mississippi and Yangtze rivers and in 2007 he swam the entire 3,272 mile length of the Amazon River.
Martin recently announced his latest project to swim down the Colorado River this coming May. While less than half the distance of the Amazon, the Colorado is more dangerous in many ways with its rapids and sharp rocks. He has set up a website for the project at www.grandcanyonswim.com where you can sign up for email updates. Martin was also recently interviewed on BBC News and you can read that article here.
If I can figure out where he will be and when, I am going to try to get a glimpse of the "Big River Man" in action. Anyone else planning to see him as he swims through Utah?
Photo courtesy of www.grandcanyonswim.com