A Hungarian swimmer has become one of very few athletes to swim across one of the world’s most dangerous oceans after he swam the Cook Strait in New Zealand.
Attila Mányoki, completed the 26 kilometer distance in six hours and 55 minutes, during the fifth stage of the Ocean’s Seven series.
Mányoki, who became a member of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame last November in California, said swimming the Cook Strait is one of the greatest challenges of his life.
The 43-year-old has already swam through La Manche in 2013, the Tsugaru Strait of Japan in 2014, which he swam in the second best time in the world. He has also completed swims through the Molokai Channel in Hawaii, and the Catalina Channel near Los Angeles.
In order to complete the full set he must swim the North Channel and the Strait of Gibraltar to complete the seven most dangerous water ways in the world.