Ultra Extreme Open Water and Ice Swimmer, Ryan Stramrood, has been nominated for a prestigious international award. Stramrood is in the running for Man of the Year of the World Open Water Swimming Association. This after he completed a record 109 crossings from Robben Island to Blouberg Beach.
Stramrood does not back down from a challenge. The Robben Island crossing is an iconic swim of between 7.4 and 11 kilometres in icy cold water.
“It throws everything at you all the cold water, the currents, the distance, all the things that mess with your mind down there that you see so that’s why I do it so often,” he says.Read SABC News