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Martin Strel member of International Marathon Swimming Hall Of Fame
Our legendary founder Martin Strel (Big River Man) was selected to become a new member of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
IMSHOF was established in 1961 to recognise the marathon swimmers throughout the world and governed by an international selection committee of marathon swimming experts. The organisation recognises not only the world’s most successful swimmers in competitive races, but also individuals for their solo swim exploits.
Martin Strel is best known for completing the longest swims in history along the entire length of the Danube River, the Mississippi River, the Yangtze River and the Amazon River.
The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame is proud to announce the following honourees of its Class of 2015:
- Antonio Argüelles Díaz-González (Mexico)
- Forrest Nelson (U.S.A.)
- Martin Strel (Slovenia)
- Marty Veen (Netherlands)
- Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club (United Kingdom)
- Varne Ridge Holiday Park (United Kingdom)
Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award
- Dennis Miller (Fiji)