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Sorel Mizzi's 5km Swim Challenge

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

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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!

     
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Good day Smile
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 Big Smile Thumbs Up

     
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bah, no sharks or anything to make this story a bit more interesting :/ that would make amazing news 'Shark VS sharks challenge' ... (:

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Swimming 5km in open water for a rather recreational swimmer is quite a good performance.

But the time is really really bad. Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

     
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These poker guys will do absolutely anything to win a bet. Why would you potentially risk your life to win a bet!!! Crazy guys but it is always great to read about these prop bets

     
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he is a sick puppet Big Smile

     
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I like this kind of weird bets but i think in this case it was stupid to do it...

I mean he basically put his life in danger, there are so many things that can go wrong swimming in those waters even with a support boat.

     
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Of course, something can go wrong in every situation, but I don´t think he put himself in a big risk, if something happened, they could save him quite easily from the support boat.

     
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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.

     
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Despite popular beliefs, sharks are only a minor threat to a swimmer.

And currents draging you down in this place, that´s a complete nonsense.

     
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Wow 5km .. That's a long way to swim. I don't know about the time it took, but well done anyways

     
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