From OpenwaterpediaMassimo Voltolina is a talented endurance athlete who has done many Ironman triathlons and successfully crossed the English Channel.
He also completed the unprecedented Progetto Adriatico, a 85-kilometer swim from Italy to Albania on September 4-5, 2011. The swim took 23 hours and 44 minutes under Force 4 conditions.
The swim started on Sunday, September 4th at 2:26 pm from Punta Palascia on the coast of Otranto in Italy and ended on the coast of Capo Linguetta in Albania at 2:10 pm the following day. Swimming with a message of peace from the Learn To Be Free association, Progetto Adriatico was nominated for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.