NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Guinness World Record swimmer Martin Strel is about to embark on his biggest challenge yet- swimming the entire world! Strel, who is in his 60s, says it's going to take at least 450 days when he gets started in March. "It's about peace, friendship and clean waters," said Strel.
The long-distance swimmer is well aware of the risks associated with swimming around the world.
"Even the Mississippi, when I swam it, I got terribly sick. When I swam the Yangtze, the same, that was terrible," said Strel.
To date, the longest Strel has swam is 340 miles, non-stop.
"I plan on swimming 50 miles per day," said Strel.
When he's not in the water, the Slovenia native says he'll be sleeping on a boat that is following him along his global trek.
Fans can also follow Strel online via live streaming.
For more information, visit STRELWORLDSWIM.COM