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Amyr Klink is a legendary Brazilian sailor who became the first (and to this day only) person to ever row solo across the South Atlantic Ocean, a feat he accomplished in 1984 when he covered an incredible 3,700 nautical miles in 100 days using only the power of his massive, heaving bronzed biceps and presumably some kind of blood pact with Poseidon. During the voyage he braved 30-foot waves, fought sharks with an oar, survived dehydration and heatstroke, and did it all in a boat that was literally designed to flip upside down a lot.

Then, when he'd accomplished that incredible feat, he went on and circumnavigated the globe in a sailboat three times – twice solo — including one trip that took him nearly two years because his ship got stuck in the ice of Antarctica for seven months, and another time when he managed to solo sail a ship around the world in 88 days by picking the shortest, most direct, and wildly most dangerous route – directly around the damn South Pole. He did this is a sailboat he designed and built himself, spent the epic Homeric voyage sleeping in 30-minute intervals so he didn't crash into an iceberg, and worked the entire ship himself – hauling in lines and pulling up jibs, repairing the boat mid-trip when necessary, navigating the entire trip by looking at the stars because GPS is for noobs.

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