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Man to swim across the Pacific Ocean October 1st, 2015

When Ben, the first man to attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean, finished prepping his support boat, he took some time to answer our question. “I would say that I am not a swimmer, I am an adventurer who swims and uses his passion to get people’s attention on issues that are important to all of use but even more so to our children.”

Ben Lecomte in wetsuitBenoît Lecomte will begin a swimming across the Pacific Ocean in September. He’s already swam across the Atlantic Ocean from Hyannis, Massachusetts to Quiberon, Brittany, France. He was followed by a great white shark for 5 days that was discouraged by an electromagnetic field his team had in the water. Ben, born in France and now a naturalized US citizen, says that he loves to swim but his journey is about raising awareness about the negative effects humans have had on the ocean environment.

He also has this to say: “Before anything else I am a father and as a father the future of my children concerns me
because, as we all know, our way of life is not sustainable. I don’t want to be passive and pass on to them the liability we are tagging on to our environment. We can all make a difference once we realize how we can be better stewards of the environment and ourown ecological footprint, make appropriate daily changes and inspire others to do the same. This is the first goal of the Longest Swim. I want to use my passion to get people’s attention throughout the world because the solution is in our hands and we can take action to make the world a better place. The second goal is to encourage and work with the education systems in all countries to include classes on sustainability in their own curriculum, because, as we all know,
sustainability starts with education.”

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I asked myself, "If I could do anything, what would I do?" My answer was to ride a bicycle around the world until I discovered happiness and the meaning of life. Discover what happened during the 4-year journey. Read all about it.

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Falling Uphill:
One man's quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle.

In one week, Scott Stoll lost his job, his best friend, his girlfriend and his confidence. Disillusioned with society, full of angst, a lost and wandering soul with nothing left to lose, Stoll asked himself a question: “If I only have one life, one chance, if I could do anything, what would I do?”

His answer resulted in a 4 year and 25,742 mile odyssey around the world by bicycle, seeking answers to the great mysteries of life, vowing to find happiness or die trying. The quest wasn’t easy. He was imprisoned, held hostage, mugged, run over, suspected of terrorism, accused of espionage, trampled, diseased, heartbroken—he nearly died a dozen times. But more importantly, in the most unlikely places, he also discovered the wonders of the world, kindness among strangers, the meaning of life, peace, love and — Yes!— happiness — in the last place to look — and much more than he imagined possible.

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Falling Uphill The short film: A montage of photos and videos from Scott's 4 year, 26,000 mile bicycle tour around the world. Previously a Youtube Feature Video and specially requested for the Boston Bicycle Film Festival. "I nearly cried watching this video. Just a normal guy and look what he has achieved." ~ Ingrid K.

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I recommend you read about the original Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts, including the history, culture and the actual story. I've been collecting this info for years; and I find it fascinating how this myth has embedded itself in our culture. More info.