Oceans of endurance: the art of walking on water

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Oceans of endurance: the art of walking on water

Chris Bertish paddled his modified stand-up paddleboard 7,500km solo across the Atlantic

Jazz Kuschke

Fifteen hours a day of paddling while standing upright. For 93 days. Stop and think about that for a second.

That is what Chris Bertish endured when he paddled his modified stand-up paddleboard ImpiFish 4,050 nautical miles (that’s an astounding 7,500km) solo across the Atlantic, from Morocco to Antigua, in 2017.

Bertish paddled between 12 and 15 hours every day, often more, burning about the same number of calories as an athlete would during an Ironman triathlon. Every day...

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