10 years ago legendary swimmer Martin Strel (Big River Man) swam the entire length of the America´s mighty Mississippi River.
Later on he also conquered the improbable lengths and dangers of the Amazon, Yangtze, Danube and Paraná rivers and became the first human ever to have swum all 5 of the greatest rivers on the planet.
Strel dedicated his historic Mississippi swim to the victims of September 11.
To celebrate the freedom of the American people, and to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his historic swim down the Mississippi River, Martin Strel is going to swim from the iconic Statue of Liberty to the location of the future Freedom Tower.
Date: September 5th, 2012 Distance: 2.59 Miles Start Time: 9:30 AM. Swim Start Location: ferry dock South of the Statue of Liberty Swim Finish Location: North Cove, Manhattan, NY Press and Media are cordially invited. For any further information or questions please contact: Deanne Draeger at Urban Swim, ph: 646 408 5843, firstname.lastname@example.org.