LIVE: Ben Lecomte - The Swim

Posted: 5 Jun 2018, 08:20 by FollowMyChallenge

Quote Ben Lecomte:
"After finishing swimming across the Atlantic Ocean in 1998 my first words were ‘never again’. But, it didn’t take long before my mind starting thinking to the next adventure and more than six years ago I starting planning my swim across the Pacific Ocean. Fast toward six years of hard work from countless helpers and I find myself taking the plunge and my first strokes from Japan, Choshi to America."

The Swim
5500 miles from Tokyo to San Francisco.
1,000 miles through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
1,440 hours in the water.
180 days in the Ocean.
8 hours swim per day

"A team of researchers from 13 scientific institutions including NASA and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will conduct studies on 8 different subjects during The Swim. From plastic pollution to space exploration, this adventure will be a unique opportunity to collect data and learn more about the oceans and human body in extreme conditions." Read more here.

We have developped a live GPS tracking map, based on the animated weather layers from Windy, to track both Ben and the escort boat.

TRACKER: https://www.followmychallenge.com/live/thelongestswim/