The Way This Man’s Body Looks After Swimming 163 Km In 55 Hours Will Freak You Out


Recently the swimmer attempted to swim the entire 200 kilometers (120 mi) long track of the Elfstedentocht in the Netherlands

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The sole reason behind the event was to raise funds for cancer research, a cause close to Maarten’s heart

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The swim was scheduled to take 3 days, including very short naps to rest

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However, as Maarten swam further he fell ill and the water was deemed too polluted for him to continue

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He had managed to swim a distance of 163 kilometers in 55 hours

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Here’s how his hands and feet looked like after 55 hours in the water

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The fundraising campaign was a huge success. The swimmer raised a stunning sum of more than $4 million!

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