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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Avram Iancu Nearly Finished With Danube Stage Swim

Courtesy of Canah along the Danube River, Germany.

Romanian Avram Iancu continues on his stage swim of 2,860 km, forecasted to last 60 days, along the Danube River through Europe.

The 41-year-old librarian from Petrosani, Transylvania started his stage swim from Donaueschingen in the Black Forest in Germany. He is now heading into Day 88 - less than 24 km to his finish - as each day is a dynamically different replication of the day before.

Day 86 on September 13th

Today Iancu swam 26 km, reaching the 88 km milestone, stopping 17 km before Tulcea, an important Romanian town. "I am very happy I left behind the 100 km milestone. Today felt slightly easier than the previous last few days, but I am still feeling extremely tired. The wind stopped blowing and the weather was nice - I hope it will stay like this until I reach the end so I can have a nice finish."

Day 87 on September 14th

After swimming 25 km today, Iancu arrived at the 63 km milestone, at the entrance into the Sulina Channel. Before arriving in Tulcea, the wind started blowing again and the large waves were back but "all the effort was paid back by the warm welcome I had in Tulcea. I absolutely loved this town, I think it's one of the most beautiful towns on the Danube so far. Seen from the water, it's definitely more beautiful than Belgrade and Vienna" said Avram. From tomorrow morning it's a straight line to Sulina."

A thick blanket of fog engulfed the river this morning, delaying his start by two hours. The police banned him from swimming until the weather cleared up for his own safety and that of his team members.

After the first 6 km, he reached Galati where more fans welcomed him. He held a press conference with the main media channels in Romania. After he started swimming again, he faced a strong headwind and huge waves. At the end of the day, Iancu arrived at the 140 km milestone. He swam for a total of 18 km today.

A report on his stage swims between Days 1-9 is posted here.
A report on his stage swims between Days 10-13 is posted here.
A report on his stage swim on Day 14 is posted here.
A report on his stage swims between Days 15-16 is posted here.
A report on his stage swim on Day 17 is posted here.
A report on his stage swim on Day 18 is posted here.
A report on his stage swims on Day 19-20 is posted here.
A report on his stage swims between Days 21-23 is posted here.
A report on his stage swims between Days 24-27 is posted here.
A report on his stage swim on Day 28 is posted here.
A report on his stage swims between Days 29-32 is posted here.
A report on his stage swims between Days 33-35 is posted here.
A report on his stage swims between Days 36-41 is posted here.
A report on his stage swims between Day 41-44 is posted here.
A report on his stage swims between Days 52-54 is posted here.
A report of his stage swims between Days 55-58 is posted here.
A report of his stage swim on Day 59 is posted here.
A report of his stage swims on Days 60-62 is posted here.
A report of his stage swims on Days 63-64 is posted here.
A report of his stage swims on Days 65-69 is posted here.
A report of his stage swim on Day 70 is posted here.
A report of his stage swims on Days 75-77 is posted here.
A report on his stage swims on Days 78-79 is posted here.
A report on his stage swim on Day 80 is posted here.
A report on his stage swims on Days 81-82 is posted here.
A report on his stage swim on Day 83 is posted here.
A report on his stage swims on Days 84-85 is posted here.
To follow Iancu on Facebook, visit here.

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