Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Swimming the Dream

Dreams don't just come true because you want them to. It takes determination and hard work. You have to push yourself to go further than you've ever gone before. Jane Petkov knows what I'm talking about. He had a dream. A dream to do something no one else in the world had ever done before. A dream to swim further than any man had before, while tied up in a bag.

The record breaking attempt happened on September 11, 2013 on Lake Orhid, in Macedonia. Wrapped in an orange bag with his arms and legs strapped to his body, it took Petkov 2 hours and 55 minutes to swim the 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) to shore“I was very cold for the first kilometer but after that it was all fine, no problem whatsoever, “he said.”Had the water been warmer, I could have swum 10km or more.”

The event was filmed from a life boat and the footage sent to Guinness World Records.

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