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‘Hamster man’ to cross Irish Sea

A British adventurer, engineer and athlete is planning to walk non-stop across 66 miles of the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland. His mode of transportation: a giant human ‘hamster wheel' suspended between two kayaks.

The steel product goes under the brand name Tredalo and costs about $8,000.

The 35-year-old Englishman is hoping that the crossing, planned for early in September, will raise 20,000 pounds ($31,850) for the Wiltshire Blind Association and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

"The Irish Sea Crossing is on the very edge of what I believe is possible, with many unknowns and there is no guarantee of success,” Chris Todd told the British marine publication Yachting Monthly. “I estimate that it will be like running roughly 10 back-to-back marathons.”

Click here for the full report with Todd’s concerns about running at night and the precautions he plans to take.