From OpenwaterpediaDan Martin is an extreme athlete of the extraordinary kind from Haddon, Peterborough, England. Martin will attempt, starting in May 2012, a Global Triathlon – where he will attempt to swim, cycle and run literally around the world, a global circumnavigation under his own power.
Martin's Global Triathlon will include a grueling 5700-kilometer swim across the Atlantic Ocean, done under traditional Stage swim rules where he will begin each successive stage in the precise point where the finished the previous stage. Under these rules, Martin will become the first human in history to literally swim across the Atlantic Ocean. He will be escorted by Pace swimmer Simon Holliday.