By Alex Bellini
Even after crossing the Atlantic ocean on a rowing boat in 2006, Alex Bellini nonetheless felt the urge to problem himself once more. So, on twenty first February 2008, he climbed back into his boat to go the Pacific ocean on my own, on a trip from Peru to Australia. He had to move 10 time zones, 17,000 km and do greater than five million row strokes. A actual, and particularly psychological, problem. An experience that's virtually mythical, within which Alex used to be capable by no means to consider thoroughly on my own, due to the consistent aid of hundreds of thousands of people who him through the internet, the radio, and particularly the sensation of whole solidarity with the encompassing ocean. An ocean than used to be now not regularly friendly.
After writing down his recommendations, day by day, he made us believe what all this time within the sea, on my own, intended for him: 'it used to be as if the realm of lands above sea point unexpectedly had disappeared.' certainly, while time turns into unending we will comprehend what relatively issues within the lifestyles on a guy. Alex realized that the worth of a guy can't be judged measuring his successes, yet with the desires that maintain him alive. In his ebook he additionally tells the affection tale together with his spouse Francesca, that gave him the mandatory braveness to move on, from the land, far-off from him.
About the Author
Alex Bellini used to be born in a small mountain village within the Northern a part of Italy, in 1978. In 1999, he's chosen to take part to the ultimate exams for the Camel Trophy. In 2000 he runs his first marathon in long island, and in 2001 he participates within the Marathon des Sables, 260 km within the Moroccan desert.In 2002 he runs the Alaska Ultrasport, a working race of greater than six hundred km in Alaska, dragging a survival sledge. In 2003, he participates, once again, to the Alaska Ultrasport, operating 1400 km in 27 days. After makes an attempt, in 2005 Alex turns into the 1st guy to even row around the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic ocean by myself on a rowing boat achieving Fortaleza, (Brazil) after 226 days and 11.000 km. On twenty first February 2008, at the similar rowing boat, Alex is going down within the navigation background and marks a brand new checklist for the longest profitable rowing of the Pacific ocean with a rowing boat. In 2011, from June 18th to August twenty seventh, Alex runs from l. a. to big apple. seven-hundred hours of working, one hundred twenty marathons in 70 days and greater than 5200 km with out a unmarried time off the line.
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