British man walks entire Amazon river in 2 years

British man walks entire Amazon river in 2 years

"It's unbelievable to be here!" Stafford told The Associated Press the moment he entered the sea. "It proves you can do anything, even if people say you cannot. I've proved that if you want something enough, you can do anything!"

A few hours earlier, Stafford had collapsed at the side of the road, just short of his destination. But upon arrival at the Maruda beach, and his journey's end, Stafford looked like he had all the energy in the world, as if walking for 2 years were nothing as he jumped into the ocean and hugged anyone in sight.

While he says he is no eco-warrior, Stafford told the AP near the end of his journey that he hoped his feat would raise awareness of destruction to the Amazon rain forest but that at its heart, it was simply a grand expedition of endurance.

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