Mississippi Challenger almost Halfway Through the Mississippi
St. Louis, 9 August - Sunburnt and sore-eyed, Slovene marathon swimmer Martin Strel managed to conquer 1,700 km of the mighty Mississippi since he started his challenge at Lake Itasca, Minnesota, 36 days ago and 12 kilo heavier. Strel is expected to attend a reception in St. Louis at 10 PM CET Saturday, after he has conquered the last of over 20 dams that he has had to overcome.
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