World-renowned dare-devil marathon swimmer Martin Strel is about to tackle a new exciting challenge. He will swim part of the Grand and Glen Canyons in the Colorado river in North America.
The swim was supposed to happen in early May, but it has been re-scheduled due to unforseen circumstannces to June 04-06, 2011.
Martin wants this challenge to be a little different. All his previous swims (Amazon, Yangtze, Mississippi, Danube, Paraná) have all been about extreme endurance and stamina. This time he wants to tackle a demanding clean, fresh water stream of the Colorado over a shorter distance in the iconic breathtaking surrounding nature in the Grand Canyon.
The goal is to shoot an action documentary for a television show and to show people how important is to save such fresh and clean river which needs to stay alive and be part of our environment.