One Man to Swim Across the World


In the summer of 2010, Marcos Díaz will swim across all five continents to inspire the world, according to Díaz, the Ultra Distance Open Water Swimming Champion and Good Will Ambassador  of the Dominican Republic, will swim across the continents as part of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals Campaign. Between May and August, he will make four open water swims from Papua New Guinea to the shores of Indonesia, from the coasts of Yemen to the beaches of Djibouti, from Morocco to Spain, and from Russia to Alaska. There will be a 5th and final swim in New York from the Statue of Liberty to the building of the United Nations, just days before the UN Millennium Development Goals Summit.

Check out Glorious Bastard: Martin Strel, our profile of the long-distance swimmer in the December 2009 issue.

–Stayton Bonner