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September 22, 2008

Will there ever be a boy born who can swim faster than a shark?

Maybe not, but we've got the next best thing. Stewpot, the Hampshire Halibut, the Petersfield Piranha, the SELOC Salmon is off on another one of his adventures and this time he's roped in other nutca...I mean volunteers.

Fresh, or otherwise, from his 10 mile swim "10 miles for Joe" he and his team are now embarking on an even longer swim "2 Swim 4 Life"

Every hour, on the hour, each of the partipants will swim a mile. 24 miles in 24 hours. Thats just over 32 lengths of an Olympic size swimming pool every hour, or just over 64 lengths of the one you splash about in down the gym. Seven hundred and seventy two lengths of the pool, per competitor. To put it even further into perspective this is over twelve times the distance Mr Wiki is capable of driving without getting lost.

This effort is all in aid of supporting Action Duchenne, a charity that works to support research into, and make life better, for people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a muscle wasting condition that sees young boy's muscles gradually become weaker and their life expectancy cut horribly short.

What can you do to support? Well the event is taking place at High Wycombe Sports Centre starting at 9am on Saturday October 4th. I'm sure if you can make it along to support Stewpot, the Selocers (H20, Blaster, LAZy, BadJelly, qsilver911, nickduce, bazza990) and non-selocers too your support would mean the world to them, especially through the night. You might even think about sponsoring this motley crue, you can do so via their justgiving page .

Good luck Stewart and all those who are taking part in this crazy endeavour.

Posted by Mr Wiki at September 22, 2008 11:41 PM