Marty Filipowski Completes 100 Cook Strait Crossing

Courtesy of Stuff, Cook Strait, New Zealand.

Marty Filipowski completed the 100th crossing in history [by 89 individuals] of the Cook Strait in New Zealand.

Escorted by Philip Rush, the 53-year-old swam from the North Island to South Island in 9 hours 6 minutes and completed his third Oceans Seven channel (including the English Channel and Catalina Channel).

Rush estimates that around 500 people have attempted a crossing of the Cook Strait over the course of history.

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