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TUESDAY OCTOBER 9TH
BRITISH MAN COMPLETES RECORD-BREAKING MISSOURI SWIM
British Adventurer and Author Dave Cornthwaite has completed a record-breaking 1004 mile swim along the Missouri River.
Cornthwaite reached St Louis, Missouri after a 58 day swim from Chamberlain, South Dakota, for which he didn’t train. He decided to make the journey after his Mum bought him some swimming goggles for Christmas.
Cornthwaite says: ‘I’ve swum into obstacles beneath the surface, risked hypothermia and spent much of the past three weeks vomiting in the river, but if you just keep swimming you eventually get to St Louis, and we did.’
This is the 7th journey of Cornthwaite’s Expedition1000 project, in which he aims to raise $1.5 million for the CoppaFeel! breast cancer awareness organisation by completing 25 journeys of 1000 miles or more, each using a different form of non-motorised transport.
Cornthwaite was supported by a team from Britain, all who paddled the full distance on Lakeshore Stand Up Paddleboards and in a Mad River canoe.
He has previously broken five world records on journeys such as stand up paddleboarding the length of the Mississippi River and skateboarding across Australia.
He has written two books, including one about dating 100 women in 100 days. Three more novels are due to be published between now and May 2013, including a book about his Missouri swim, titled ‘Are You The Swimmer?’
Cornthwaite has stayed in St Louis for media engagements and has begun writing his book. His next adventures include riding a horse across Mongolia and rowing across the Pacific Ocean, Solo. First though, he is touring America with his new motivational speaking tour, Say Yes More.
Find out more on www.davecornthwaite.com
Notes for Editors and Producers
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Dave has great media experience and presence during live interviews. His unique adventures are renowned globally and his candid, dry humour compliments his intriguing take on anything from adventure to dating.
HD Footage from his past adventures including the Missouri River swim can be made available for air.
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