In bid to swim length of river, vet reaches Mississippi

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It’s been five months since Chris Ring jumped into Lake Itasca and started swimming. He’s been swimming most every day since and this week he reached 2,000 miles on his attempt to swim the entire length of the Mississippi River, stopping along the way to honor the families of fallen soldiers.

“How many times have you thought, ‘I can’t do this anymore’?” a reporter asked him today.

“Zero,” he said.