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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Kshitindra Chandra Baisya, All-Day All-Night Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Kangsha River, Bangladesh.

Kshitindra Chandra Baisya, named one of the 2019 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men, attempted and completed four non-stop swims of at least 24 hours in duration during his prolific career.

Two of his 24-Hour Club marathon swims were performed in the Kangsha River in Bangladesh including a 43 hour 12 minute 146 km swim done in August 2017 at the age of 66 and a 185 km solo swim down the Kangsha River and Magra River between September 3rd - 5th 2018 that took the 67-year-old a total of 60 hours 55 minutes to finish.

For such long swims, he progressed at his normal tranquil all-day pace, swimming calmly and steadily while moving with the natural flow of the rivers that ranged from nearly at a standstill to quite quick [see videos above].

"His escort team with government officials and escort crew members provided dozens of hours of footage of Kshitindra calming swimming down the river for day after day, night after night. His unfailingly steady countenance and inner tranquility are something to behold and admire," observed Steven Munatones.

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