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The London Olympics in 2012 inspired some unbelievable endeavors. An unnamed 34-year-old man told friends he wanted to swim to New York — 3,594 miles from Biarritz — to bring the Olympic spirit to America, and jumped into the water in an impromptu attempt to achieve his goal, according to the Daily Mail. That's more than 580 times longer than the longest Olympic swimming event. The man was rescued by a helicopter off French Atlantic coast.