A man wants to swim the Atlantic Ocean

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atlantic oceanA former policeman from Britain wants to become the first person to swim the Atlantic . In December, he will seek from Senegal to Brazil, going swimming away huge: over 3,700 kilometers.

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Ben Hooper has already made a plan. He wants to swim about 37 kilometers daily, ie 8-9 hours and total course will last between 90 and 120 days. Overnight sleep on a boat, where you can rest if needed during the day. Every day he would have to consume 12,000 calories to withstand this tremendous effort. Fortunately, the ocean will be very warm with around 30 degrees to the equator surface, where he will swim. The man already lead two years and has raised £ 100,000 of the £ 150,000 needed for the race.

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Ben will face many dangers. Would make sunstroke, can be reached in an area where strong currents or may encounter sharks, writes The Telegraph. He will be accompanied by a catamaran that will find doctors, an observatory, a cameraman and experts to help him if the sharks will be attacked. So far, only two people have tried to swim the Atlantic Ocean, but their successes were not listed in the Guinness Book of Records because of the lack of transparency in the organization of the race. So if you manage to finish the race under the rules in December, Ben will become the first man to swim the Atlantic Ocean.

 

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