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Last Updated: Saturday, 7 April 2007, 21:42 GMT 22:42 UK
Slovenian completes Amazon swim
Marathon swimmer Martin Strel
Martin Strel: "The animals have just accepted me"
A Slovenian man has battled piranhas, alligators and exhaustion to become the first person to swim the entire length of the Amazon river.

Martin Strel, 52, completed the 5,265-km (3,272-mile) marathon in 66 days when he neared Belem, 2,440km north of Rio de Janeiro, on Satu