An ultramarathon runner announced he will run from Florida to Bermuda inside a bubble floating contraption.
Reza Baluchi will use a Hydro Pod to run across the North Atlantic Ocean.
Baluchi’s last attempt at the 1,000 mile journey ended in the Sunshine State, near Flagler County. However, he is not giving up his Bermuda goal anytime soon.
“I will show people anything you want to do, do it,” he said according to Fox 35 News. “Do not listen to anyone, chase your dreams.”
The athlete is motivated by his desire to raise money for a good cause.
“My goal is to not only raise money for homeless people, the Coast Guard, police department, [and] fire department,” he said according to the broadcaster. “They are in public service, they do it for safety and they help other people.”
BL understands he has tried to make the journey since at least 2014. However, he is still perfecting his idea to run across the ocean while enclosed in 11-inch thick plastic and metal.
The concept is one can propel one’s self across the ocean by running, similar to a makeshift hamster wheel.
However, the U.S. Coast Guard was previously forced to rescue him when he became too tired according to the New York Post.
Baluchi has always aspired to break world records. He spent six months running around the perimeter of the United States for charity. He also claims to have completed a seven-year bicycle journey that took him across six continents and 55 nations.
In 2003, he fled Iran and sought asylum in the United States. BL understands he has since become a U.S. citizen.