Ben Lecomte has set out to swim that largest Ocean in the world. The French born marathon swimmer plans to set out on the 5500 mile journey in September from Tokyo with his final destination being San Francisco.
Back in 1998 Lecomte, then 30-years-old, swam 3,716 miles across the Atlantic Ocean as a fundraiser to raise money for cancer research as a tribute to his father.
Lecomte plans on swimming for 8 hours per day and using GPS to track his position, ensuring that he will start again in the same exact place he finished the day before. If all goes to plan the trip should take him 180 days.