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Poland's daredevil pensioner

Aleksander Doba from Poland has always been a bit of a daredevil Olek, as he's known, has kayaked solo across the Atlantic, making him one of just four people in the world to have crossed it by muscle power alone. But he's neither a young man, nor a rich man, he's a 71 year old retired engineer, and he did it all on a pension.

Images: Alexander 'Olek' Doba
Credit: Adam Rutkiewicz

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10 minutes