Shit across the water
August 20, 2010
Shit across the water, water, shiiit… across the sea.
Iron men from all over the world, 1700 strong, met to compete during Challenge Copenhagen only to finish with intestinal infections due to a late warning against using the ocean, before the beach of Amager, as a clean ocean.
With sewage pipes overflowing from heavy rain the ocean had an extra dose of fecal runoff and the bacteria and virus that inhabit the underground went to Sea. They always do, but normally not in such high concentrations.
Under these conditions the competing swimmers made their way through 3,8 km of infested ocean and some took ill from it.
It looked good, it felt good but it wasn’t.