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Mississippi Challenger a Day Behind Schedule Due to Rising Waters

Minneapolis, 16 July - Starting his record-breaking bid to swim the mighty Mississippi river on 4 July, Slovene extreme swimmer Martin Strel is now a day behind schedule due to rising waters, which make it hard for the 47-year-old to swim, as he gets virtually no help from the current. Strel is starting his 13th swimming day Tuesday in Brainerd, 260 km upstream from Minneapolis, and expects to make up for lost time in the coming days.

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