Amazon Swim (Martin Strel)
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947). Tuesday, 24th January 2012, 15:41 (GMT), Graham-Wales, United Kingdom
Truly Inspirational and a Legend.
There are only a few humans who can honestly claim Legend status and you are one of them. Amazing stuff; your adventures have been gripping and it is humbling to see that this has been accomplished by an ´ordinary´ guy. Very inspirational. God bless you.
946). Tuesday, 17th January 2012, 16:13 (GMT), Carla Orser, Canada
amazon swim
You insire me and make me cry. God has blessed you in a very special way. May He watch over you forever and provide good health to you for many years to come. Your accomplishments are truly great and the world will be a better place thanks to you. I am very proud of you.
945). Tuesday, 27th December 2011, 11:14 (GMT), Kapri, JnVaOSsbOKBN
Your thinikng matches mine - great minds think alike!
944). Wednesday, 17th August 2011, 14:25 (GMT), Marc Mollan, United States
Martin& Crew- I want to thank you from the soul for your life and vision, and for your generosity in sharing it with us all. <3
943). Monday, 18th July 2011, 11:55 (GMT), Marlie, KEwActneJVYsBUXFKyI
Pheomnenal breakdown of the topic, you should write for me too!
942). Friday, 8th July 2011, 19:17 (GMT), Rick, United States
Amazing swim
I canoed half the Mississippi river and during the trip I met Mathew one of your kayak crew. He knew what I was going thru and helped me. For the life of me I don´t know how you swam it, and for those who don´t know, there is no current in the upper Mississippi its damned up with over thirty dams.
941). Friday, 1st July 2011, 00:28 (GMT), daVbOz, Austria
Thank you
Watched the docu. . starts so funny. . ends so strange. . . You are a great man. . .

Lots of luck for you. .

Grüsse aus Österreich ;)

lg d~*
940). Sunday, 26th June 2011, 05:48 (GMT), Garnett Rowntree, Okotoks AB Canada
Congrats. . . What an amazing journey, your mission was evident that all people who have a focus will and drive and conquer amazing undertakings.
939). Friday, 22nd April 2011, 03:52 (GMT), John Buzza, Australia
Amazon swim
I have just finished watching the documentary about you swimming the Amazon River.
Shame on those "talk show" hosts who failed you. They also failed the world.
The Amazon is the Lungs of the world and you highlighted its perilous state. It makes one wonder who makes the decisions for these TV people not to have you on their show and why! !
Where have all the "Greenies" gone?
Best wishes to you in the future, Martin, You are truly an inspiration. I see you are still in demand as a motivational speaker. That is probably more effective.
938). Saturday, 12th March 2011, 21:04 (GMT), chris barnard, Australia
truly amazing
just whatched the doco on the amazon swim. Truly amazing and left speechless. you have opened up my eyes and mind and i take my hat off to you. the bond you share with your son, the dedication to your projects. like i said, im speechless. may you keep your dreams alive and endure good health and happiness. truly WELL DONE.
937). Saturday, 26th February 2011, 17:13 (GMT), Peter Devine, Canada
Your feats of endurance are amazing and the mental strength it took is superhuman.
Stay strong and healthy.
936). Friday, 18th February 2011, 16:00 (GMT), Jaikishen Menon, India
long life
Just read the book. Fascinating and to be motivated to wrench the body every day for 66 days is great. WELL DONE and may u have LONG LIFE! ! ! !
935). Saturday, 29th January 2011, 17:13 (GMT), Leslie Rhodes, Canada
An amazing feat. I am so glad that you made the documentary otherwise we would never have heard of your swim. Whatever motivates you must be so strong and I hope that you will recieve as much good as you give to others. You truly are an inspiration to so many. Again truly an amazing feat
Best Regards from Canada
934). Monday, 13th December 2010, 18:13 (GMT), Lea Pizzimenti, England UK
You are an amazing human being
I have almost finished reading The Man Who Swam The Amazon. I am truly inspired by you. I would love to know some of the stories you tell yourself to get through the pain that you were obviously suffering throughout those days of almost constant swimming. I am just waiting to buy a copy of the DVD.

Stay strong and keep up the truly AMAZING work.
933). Monday, 31st May 2010, 19:00 (GMT), Elicia Marcum, USA
I can´t wait to see the documentary! I´ve only just heard of Martin Strel, what an amazing individual. Horse burger, yes. Lol!
932). Sunday, 16th May 2010, 09:24 (GMT), Miklos Kovacs, USA/Hungary
you are a real inspiration
Martin I watched your film Big River Man, you inspired me to do more and be more active and to do the impossible. Thank You.
931). Sunday, 16th May 2010, 08:10 (GMT), Lara, USA
I am humbled and graced by you. I recognize divinity within you. May all of nature be with you always.
930). Sunday, 16th May 2010, 05:17 (GMT), kim, usa
thank you martin
madness. . . in more ways the one. thank you from the bottom of my heart.
929). Sunday, 16th May 2010, 05:14 (GMT), Joy F., US
Great inspiration!
Dear Mr. Martin Strel:
I just finished watching the "Big River Man" movie on one of our cable channel (Planet Green) and was touched by the sacrifices you did for our greater cause. It was a very amazing and inspiring thing to do. I sincerely hope your message will get through to everyone concern.
Good health and more power to you and your crew.
928). Saturday, 17th April 2010, 02:47 (GMT), Mala Mahabir, Canada
A privilege and honor to meet you
I think what you did for the earth is an amazing scarifice of self. You surrendered to a higher purpose and calling and I honor that place in you. It with pride that I tell others that I met you, I know you and you are my friend. May you travel on your journey always be blessed
927). Wednesday, 7th April 2010, 09:09 (GMT), nate, usa
Incredible Man
Just watched the movie, and i have never seen a documentary (or story) so powerful. You really are a role model and hero for the rest of this planet to look up to.

I just ordered the book and I am extremely eager to have it arrive. It will be very uplifting to read about such an inspirational
journey. Finally, there is someone out there tougher than Chuck Norris!

:-D nate
926). Sunday, 28th February 2010, 08:15 (GMT), Lance (Ranger Bob) Taylor, Canada
OMG! You are my hero!
Martin, I just finished watching your movie. OMG, dude. . . you are HAWESOME!
925). Wednesday, 17th February 2010, 13:44 (GMT), Theodora Höger, Austria
It´s amazing how you achieved all your goals. I´ve never heard of (or met) anyone with so much willpower, courage and strength. You´re definitely a modern-day hero!

You and your swims will be the topic of one of my next English lessons because I think that people from every generation can learn so much from you and what you´ve achieved. You have shown that anyone can achieve anything they want. I believe that this gives a lot of people hope and courage.

I also think you´re very lucky to have a son like Borut who is very supportive of you and everything you do.

Best wishes and greetings from Austria,
924). Monday, 8th February 2010, 16:46 (GMT), calvin Madlope, South Africa
i´m so Insired
Mr Strel, the only way I discovered your Book was through work at my Outdoor Department I received your Book and I put on the shelf to sell. For some reasons the tittle cought my eye everytime I was at work, I´m really not a reader however I started reading your Book. I didn´t get a chance to finish it. Few Months later I came to the United states and that´s when I purchased a copy for myself and I´m working my way to finish it. It´s really inspiring for me it´s about life in General. I wish you all the best in the future.
923). Monday, 18th January 2010, 00:54 (GMT), Mark Thompson, USA
Most amazing thing I ever seen
I watched your documentary and was shocked that was even possible to swim 50 miles in one day. Then doing it 66 days in a row. That has to be the most impressive thing I have ever seen. Makes climbing Mount Everest look like child´s play. Take care Martin. Im truely touched by what you have done.
922). Wednesday, 25th March 2009, 19:44 (GMT), Jennifer Mangus, USA
My Non-Fiction Essay
Dear Martin Strel,

I am writing an essay on your longest swim, The Amazon River! My College English class is focusing a paper on the documentaries of the 2009 Sundance Festival. I have choosen you as my topic! You really have amazed the world, and i hope to spread your story further! If you could give me any details (since the documentary is not out yet) on any illnesses you received during your swim and after the completion that would be extremely helpful. What makes the Amazon River so polluted? What things did you see, or effected your health during the journey?

Please e-mail me back.


Jennifer Mangus
Columbia, Maryland (USA)
Howard Community College
921). Monday, 16th March 2009, 21:57 (GMT), jenny, slovania
hey how old are you cuz your strong? ? ?
920). Saturday, 14th February 2009, 18:46 (GMT), eve mohlke, USA
sundance win!
Big congrats Martin, Borut, Matthew, John, and crew are your success at Sundance.
919). Friday, 30th January 2009, 12:11 (GMT), Renai walters, England
hello martin, we are a group at ninestiles school that are studying about the great deal of swimming that you do and where you do them.
As a group we think you are amazing and also very inspiring because you show a great deal of determination, when it comes to your swims. but we have one question, WHY?
918). Monday, 19th January 2009, 13:44 (GMT), Prof.Dr.James D Vagarasoto II, United States of America
To my Friend Martin, May the Great Spirit Bless and Guide You. P
To my Friends Martin Strel and The Team, May the Great Spirit Bless and Guide The greatest swimmer who will ever walk this Great Planet. . and all those that made this Great Feat Happen
Professor Dr. James D. Vagarasoto II. & Lisa J. Wolf M. F. A.
We will see you all very soon.
With much love JDVII
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