A long-distance swimmer is in the middle of a 30-hour, 35-kilometre swim across Lake St. Clair to Detroit.
Because swimming 35 kilometres isn't hard enough, to further challenge himself, Jim" the Shark" Dreyer, 49, is crossing the lake while towing a "train of pain." Those are two dinghies filled with 334 bricks.
Total load: 906 kg (2,000 lbs).
And he's doing it without a support boat.
"This is one of those nights when you stare at the ceiling and ask yourself, "I told the world I'm going to do WHAT? Swim 22 miles across Lake St. Clair alone while pulling a ton of bricks?" he wrote on Facebook the night before his swim. "It can be kind of scary...you know, if that type of thing scares you."
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The bricks symbolize Detroit's current economic pain, he told reporters.
"I'll be towing a ton of bricks a mile further than the width of the English Channel, while finding my way alone across Lake St. Clair to Detroit," Dreyer told WZZM13. "IRead More »from Jim “the Shark” Dreyer swimming to Detroit towing a ton of bricks – literally