One man is hoping to conquer a gnarly feat by becoming the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean. You might have heard of Ben Lecomte, who became the first man to swim across the Atlantic Ocean in 1998. Well now he’s looking to do the same thing across five-thousand-five-hundred miles of the Pacific.
His trip will begin in Tokyo and wrap up six-months later in San Francisco. Now of course he won’t be swimming for six-months straight. A sailboat will follow him on his journey along with a support crew. Lecomte will swim about eight hours a day and rest and eat on a boat named “Discoverer.”