ANCHORAGE — A 27-year-old man is headed to the Bering Strait as part of his goal to be the first Moroccan to swim between every continent.
KTVA reported Hassan Baraka plans to swim 3 miles from Little Diomede Island, Alaska, to Big Diomede Island, Russia, Thursday.
However, he said Monday during a practice swim in Anchorage that the Russian government hadn't yet given permission for him to come ashore.
There is a backup plan if he doesn't get the OK. Instead, he'll swim to Little Diomede from the international dateline.