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Justin Fornal completed 11 miles of the planned 25-mile Great Arctic Swim from Canada to Greenland, swimming in an open cell wetsuit in 7 hours 30 minutes in 2022
Justin Fornal attempted the Great Arctic Swim from Canada to Greenland, finishing 11 miles of the planned 25-mile course, swimming in an open cell wetsuit in 7 hours 30 minutes in 2022

Justin Fornal is a 39-year-old American is an explorer, author, extreme athlete, and open water swimmer. He describes himself as a cultural detective.

Professional Career[edit]

  • He acts and promotes himself as Baron Ambrosia on the BronxNet and the Cooking Channel as a culinary expert in the Bronx, New York.
  • He is a member of The Explorers Club.
  • In June 2018, he was listed as the #3 most adventurous person in the world' by Men's Journal.
  • He is Co-Founder of the History, Arts, & Science Action Network (HASAN) a non-profit organization that focuses on relic repatriation, historic justice, and documenting vanishing cultures.
  • He is the host of UNEXPLAINED AND UNEXPLORED, an exploration series that solves mysteries using both ancient maps and cutting-edge technology. The program has been airing on the Discovery Channel and Science Channel in since 2019.
  • He is a SATWF Lowell Thomas Award winning writer who has written extensively for National Geographic, VICE, The Explorers Journal, Parts Unknown, and Roads & Kingdoms.
  • In 2016 he tracked down the lost skull of African American enslaved rebellion leader Nat Turner and repatriated it to the Turner descendants. The relic had been missing since 1831.

Open Water Swimming Career Highlights[edit]

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