Slovenian super swimmer Strel - after the Amazon, what next?

Martin Strel is seen at the Brazilian section of the Amazon river, Saturday, April 7, 2007. He completed his swim of the entire 5,265-kilometer Amazon River on Saturday, a 65-day odyssey in which he battled exhaustion and delirium while trying to avoid…

The story of Slovenian swimmer Martin Strel is a remarkable one. He's the man who braved crocodiles, piranhas, disease and the threat of a heart attack to swim the Amazon. He's also swum the length of the Danube, the Yangtze and the Mississippi rivers but it was the Amazon which really did test his strength.

Martin Strel is seen at the Brazilian section of the Amazon river, Saturday, April 7, 2007. He completed his swim of the entire 5,265-kilometer Amazon River on Saturday, a 65-day odyssey in which he battled exhaustion and delirium while trying to avoid flesh-eating piranhas and the dreaded bloodsucking toothpick fish, photo: CTK
Martin Strel is a hero in his homeland and Radio Slovenia Internationals Ksenija Samardzija Matul reports..