Approximately two weeks ago, poker superstar Sorel Mizzi announced via twitter that he had laid a 3:1 bet for $10k that he could swim from Ipanema Beach (Rio, Brazil) to one of the islands about 5km away.
Mizzi asked his followers on twitter for training advice after the annoucement: "anyone have any insight / training advice ? I use to swim quite a bit when I was a kid but haven't swam in[...] Read more » Sorel Mizzi's 5km Swim Challenge
Joined: May '13
Age: 30 (M)
Cheers it is always risky with swimming bets, just wonder if there he was getting cramps and cannot swim or hit something and was in pain and could not move for a few seconds, an glad he did and there was enough protection and safety like the lifeboat just in case something happens. Anyway cheers let him has sushi now lol. Cheers!
Joined: Sep '12
Age: 29 (M)
Good day It surely is very hard to swim in open waters with a great threat of the aquatic animals !! but he took up the challenge and proved his mettle by winning his bet .... he made sure that he had safety boat trailing behind him for his safety ... all in all he proved himself that he is strong enough to take up challenges like these . hope he enjoyed his massage and sushi dinner very well
Joined: Apr '11
Age: 32 (M)
In some situations it could have been saved but i can imagine already two situations that could turn up very nasty: strong currents that can simply drag you down in an instance and a big shark that can finish you off with just a bite...
I think next time it's better to do this challenges in a controlled environment.