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British man becomes first to walk Amazon length

Posted: 08-10-2010 11:43 AM
by megman
MARUDA BEACH, Brazil - A former British army captain became Monday the first known person to walk from the origin of the Amazon river to its mouth, after withstanding “50,000” mosquito bites, scorpion attacks and skin disease in his nearly 2-1/2 year odyssey.

Ed Stafford, a 34-year-old from Leicestershire, England, took 859 days to walk the length of the world’s second-longest river, starting at the peak of Mount Mismi in Peru in April 2008.

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