|DURING FEB 1 - APR 08, 2007 MARTIN STREL SWAM 5,268 KMS (3274 MILES) OF THE AMAZON RIVER! HE DEDICATED THE SWIM TO THE PROTECTION OF THE RAINFOREST.
Finally in Belem: April 08, 2007
WITH BLOOD PRESSURE AT NEAR HEART ATTACK LEVELS, PARAMEDICS STRUGGLED TO STABILIZE MARTIN AFTER SWIMMING THE FINAL EXTRA 6 MILES OF HIS SUPER FEAT TO THE CITY OF BELEM.
MORE UPDATES AND PRESS MATERIAL ARE COMING SOON.
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AMAZON SWIM TEAM
Video from arrival by John Maringouin, Self Pictures:
Video from arrival by Tom Metcalfe, Reuters:
Arrival to Belem, Brazil (Apr 08, 2007) by BBC
Update: April 09, 2007
After being whisked away by ambulance in the pandemonium of his triumphant arrival to Belem, Martin insisted he have his own personal doctors to take care of him.
Martin is currently safe in a hotel room, being attended to by Professor Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS, and Dr. Mateja de Leonni Stanonik, MD, PhD, codirectors of the Amazon Virtual Medical Team. They tell us his condition is stable but he will still need a few days of recovery and rest. Way to go Martin, we are all proud of you!!!!!