Old swimmer managed from the United States to reach France on a conventional kayak.
3 Sep 70-year-old Aleksander Doba of Poland made a transatlantic journey after more than 100 days at sea. The pole was launched in may in new Jersey and completed the race in Le Conquet in the North-East coast of France.
In 2010, he became the first person to swim across the Atlantic ocean in a single kayak rowing, having overcome distance from Senegal to Brazil. In 2013, a 67-year old Doba repeated swim this time from Lisbon to Florida.
Both times Aleksander Doba has set records – the longest man swims in open water in a kayak.
Team Extraction wrote in Facebook that he completed the third journey, “tired and happy”. “The race was incredibly emotional and difficult. Against him was the weather conditions, strong currents and wind on the island Cevahir”.
Due to the poor condition of the dobe even had to change the scheduled place of arrival.
Post to Facebook ends with the words: “If you are somewhere in Brittany, welcome to Le Conquet. We are celebrating a truly historic moment.”
Before you reach the coast of France, 70-year-old Doba had been at sea for 119 days. All the way Doba passed on the oars.
In 2015, National Geographic has awarded 68-year-old doba Alesandro the award for “Traveler of the year”.